Artist Tim Lewis created "Pop Records" which was used as the cover of the February 12, 1973, issue of Time Magazine. The ink and watercolor work includes portraits of Ian Anderson, Roberta Flack, Carole King, and Harry Nilsson. In 1978, Time magazine donated the painting along with several hundred other original works to the National Portrait Gallery.[1]


Tim Gale Lewis was born on June 9, 1937, in Midland, Michigan, to Floyd and Eva (Lambkin) Lewis. In 1959, he received a bachelor's degree in art from Western Michigan University. After teaching elementary school and a stint in the army, Lewis started working as a commercial artist. He created art for Time and the New York Times magazine as well as major advertising campaigns, corporate media, and book covers.[2] During this period, he also worked on album covers for Chuck Berry, Gordon Lightfoot, and other music artists.[3]


Lewis spent his last years in Empire, Michigan where he painted daily, donating his work to community causes such as the annual Empire Asparagus Festival.[4]