Graham Coxon was born on March 12 1969 near Hanover in the old West Germany. The guitarist, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and painter initially came to prominence as the guitarist in the rock band Blur. His artistic and musical contribution is prominently featured on the band's first six albums, from 1991's Leisure to 1999's 13. The latter's cover was also designed by Coxon.
He is also a critically acclaimed solo artist, having recorded six solo albums, with a seventh in the works. Half of them were recorded while still a member of the band. Apart from being a musician, Coxon is also a visual artist, and he designs all of his album sleeves. He has also designed album sleeves for other artists and has had galleries exhibit his art including the ICA, London. He studied fine art at Goldsmiths College for around a year in 1988, leaving to pursue his musical career with Blur. Coxon is capable of playing several other instruments, besides guitar, and is famous for recording his albums single-handedly, without much help from session musicians.