Author Archives: Kevin D. Bell

About Kevin D. Bell

Painter, writer, amateur historian.

1905. By Leon Trotsky.

I read a .pdf of this book available online at the Marxist Internet Archive. The HTML version may be better. But the transcription in the .pdf seems like it was simply scanned without any proofreading or editing. Some numbers, letters and … Continue reading

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Their Morals and Ours. By Leon Trotsky.

Today I read “Their Morals and Ours” by Leon Trotsky. He wrote the piece in 1938 for publication in ‘New International,’ the theoretical Journal of the Socialist Workers Party in the United States. It was barely a year before the … Continue reading

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Five Paintings

Earlier in the year I set a goal of completing five paintings by the end of summer. The project is done. The work varies from studies of historic photos in three cases, to a couple of images I composed from … Continue reading

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Mutiny at Jackfish Bay

Flipping through the Illustrated War News from April 18, 1885, I came across this interesting image.

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A List of Music Videos Set in a Library.

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I’ve been plugging away on some paintings, getting a series of 5 finished and framed, but it’ll be a bit before I’m ready to post those. I’ve also got a post I’ve been tinkering … Continue reading

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Gabriel Dumont Speaks. Translated by Michael Barnholden. Revised 2nd Edition.

This book is a quick read, and keeping track of the action might take a bit of effort if your not familiar with the events it relates to. There are also problems of representation which undermine the book as a … Continue reading

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New Painting- Making a present of mushrooms.

This painting marks a deviation from the historical and city scape subjects I have been dealing with recently.  It was given by me to my partner for her birthday just past.

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