Don Van Vliet
(1941 - 2010)
Don (Captain Beefheart) Van Vliet was active/lived in California, New York. Don Van Vliet is known for abstract form painting.
Biography Don Van Vliet
DON VAN VLIET, 'CAPTAIN BEEFHEART', DIES AT 69
The New York Times, Obituary, December 18,2010, by Ben Ratliff
Don Van Vliet, an artist of protean creativity who was known as Captain
Beefheart during his days as an influential rock musician and who later
led a reclusive life as a painter, died Friday. He was 69 and lived in
The cause was complications of multiple sclerosis, said Gordon
VeneKlasen, a partner at the Michael Werner gallery in New York, where
Mr. Van Vliet had shown his art, many of them abstract, colorful oils,
since 1985. The gallery said he died in a hospital in Northern
Captain Beefheart's music career stretched from 1966 to 1982, and from
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