Mati Klarwein was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1932. Klarwein was exposed to the works of Salvador Dali and Buñuel early in his career, which consequently had a tremendous impact on his work. Much of Klarwein's work is an assemblage of pop culture, religion, surrealism, and psychedelic imagery. During the 1960s much of his commissioned work was album art for many progressive musicians including Carlos Santana, Miles Davis, and Jimi Hendrix. He passed away in 2002.
Mati Klarwein is featured in Edition: Festivus