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VLIET, Don van (<i>born</i> 1941), Painter, musician

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
VLIET, Don van (born 1941), Painter, musician

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 15 January 1941, in Glendale, California.

Painter, musician.

Best known for his contributions to avant-garde rock music under the pseudonym Captain Beefheart (his album Trout Mask Replica (1969) often features on lists of all-time classic recordings), Don van Vliet also demonstrated considerable painting and sculpting talents from an early age, earning praise from the Portuguese sculptor Augustinio Rodriguez. His paintings, often reminiscent of

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