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BvV Obit

August 25, 2008
Bram van Velde

Bram van Velde

DIED. Bram Van Velde, 86, melancholic Dutch-born abstract expressionist painter; in Grimaud, France. Van Velde’s life before World War II was almost a prototype of the lot of the unrecognized artist: hunger, despair and an unending search for patrons. After the war, he attracted supporters who saw in his work a sense of the absurd that reflected the existentialist experience. Commented Playwright Samuel Beckett: “He confronts without restriction and complacency the anguishes of our time.”  (Time Jan. 11, 1982)

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