‘Joan of Art’ has died

Joan Mondale, wife of the former senator and US vice-president Walter Mondale, has died at the age of 83.

A potter and artist, Joan was named honorary chair of the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities under the Cater administration, lobbying tirelessly for improved conditions and funding for professional artists. Her efforts earned her the pet name, ‘Joan of Art’, a celebrity shared by few Washington spouses.

May she rest in peace.

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