Jan Theuninck was born in Zonnebeke,Belgium (June 7,1954)Abstract painter and poet,his work is about The Great War, old and new colonialism, the international migration society, pacifism, the jews and the holocaust.
Theuninck made a number of ekphrastic works : on this website his Holocaust-Shoa-work :http://www.boekgrrls.nl/BgDiversen/Onderwerpen/gedichten_over_schilderijen.htm Paintings by Karel Appel, Van Gogh, Pieter Defesche, Marlene Dumas, Albrecht Drer, Alberto Giacometti, Paul Klee, Fra Filippo Lippi, Joan Miro, Modigliani, Picasso, Paulus Potter, Henri Rousseau, Jacob van Ruisdael, Rembrandt, Jan Theuninck, Voerman, Watteau. The poets are Joseph Brodsky, Robert Browning, Hein de Bruin ,J.A. Emmens, Ida Gerhardt ,Edith de Gilde,Jan Hanlo, Antjie Krog, Frans Kuipers, Joop Leibbrand ,Ted van Lieshout, Lucebert , G.J. Resink , Felix Rutten , Christina Rossetti , K. Schippers and Jan Theuninck .,
Following the G20 Summit Conference in Seoul, Korea the G20 World Artist Festival is held with participations of artists from G20 member countries at the Art Hall of the Korea Press Center from November 8 through November 14.
Belgium as President of the Council of the European Union is represented by Jan Theuninck with his painting West meets East.