Known as the “King of Pop,” Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 to June 25, 2009) was a best-selling American singer, songwriter and dancer. He was one of the most popular entertainers in the world and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson’s contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Jackson was also a talented artist and completely self-taught. As an artist, Jackson preferred using wax pencils. Jackson turned to art as times got hard for him. His drawing was just another level of his creativity. His sketches and drawings reveal an extremely sensitive creator.