Van Eno, American, 1947- 1986
A very private, yet giving and talented man, Van started painting in the style of ancient Flemish tapestries, eventually applying this to Biblical themes and all the major Greco-Roman myths. His surfaces are brilliant and the detail explicit and clear. If the images vibrate, the point of view is sardonic always, poking fun at the traditional ways of ancient peoples and painters. Van lost his life to AIDs and wanted it known as such, bringing this disease to the spotlight rather than keeping it hidden as previously done.