The Liberation of Nelson Mandela
Jan Beekman Nelson Mandela Portrait
Belgian artist Jan Beekman has painted a portrait of ex president of South Africa and Nobel prize winner Nelson (Rolihhahla) Mandela, at the time of his release from prison in 1990.
The work of art, at which Beekman worked for 3 years, will become part of the art collection of the United Nations in New York City.
Jan Beekman has been living and working in the USA for more than 35 years.
The Beekman Foundation, which administers the artist’s works, jointly with the Belgian government, decided to donate this painting.