pvecchi wrote:(i.e. not the self-trained lot artist for Phish that was Page's friend and eventually made it to the payroll of Dry Goods)
Jim Pollock is a graduate of The Art Institute of Chicago.
Jim lived with Page in college and played/wrote music for the band before ever making the payroll. Dry Goods didn't even exist when Pollock started creating work for them. And yes, Jim is formally trained at both the School of the Art Institute of Chicago along with Northeastern Illinois University.
Not a Pollock due to the fact Jim didn't sign his pieces with the carved signature "JP" until the 90's. Not to mention this piece is date '77 which seeing as Jim's 43 now, would've made him 13 when he produced this.