Joan Van Belkum

1928 - 2014

Artist biography

Joan Van Belkum was a creative visual artist, Born in 1928, Joan Van Belkum passed away in 2014. Also born in 1928 and of this same generation are Bernard Buffet, Thornton Dial, Maya Angelou, Dean Brennan, and Jose Alicea.

Further Biographical Context for Joan Van Belkum

Born in 1928, Joan Van Belkum was predominantly influenced by the 1930s growing up. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the period. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prominent, and had grown to have influence across the globe. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their radical political ideologies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was epitomised in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.