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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.

Don Van Vliet

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 Trinidad, Calif.

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 California.

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About  Don Van Vliet

Born:  1941 - Glendale, California
Died:   2010 - Trinidad, California
Known for:  abstract form painting