Public Figure Profiles

Harold Joe Waldrum

Harold Joe Waldrum (August 23, 1934 – December 13, 2003) was an American artist whose abstract works depict color studies especially of the old adobe churches of Northern New Mexico. He also used a Polaroid SX-70 camera to photograph many of the churches, initially as part of the process in creating his paintings. However, this collection of thousands of photographs became a body of work in and of itself and was exhibited at several galleries and museums.

Before pursuing an artistic career, Waldrum graduated from Western State College and became a public school teacher in Kansas, where he taught music and art for a decade-and-a-half. After receiving a graduate degree from Fort Hays State College in 1970, he became a full-time painter, moving to New Mexico, the focal point of much of his work.

In the later part of his career, Waldrum endeavored to preserve the historic churches that were the inspiration for his paintings. In 1985, he founded an organization to promote this goal and produced a series of documentaries about the deterioration and ultimately demolition of the churches. In the 1980s and 90s, he collaborated with a few printmakers to create a collection of aquatint etchings and linocuts in a style very similar to his paintings.

Waldrum died on December 13, 2003 and he is buried in Columbus, New Mexico, a village near the Mexico–United States border. His works are held in the collections of the Museum of New Mexico, the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Albuquerque Museum, and the Harwood Foundation of Taos, New Mexico.

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Some of their strengths

Harold Joe Waldrum has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Bold, Confident, Extroverted, Passionate, Altruistic, and Analytical.

Bold and Confident

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Harold Joe Waldrum is someone who is a bold, confident, energetic, and optimistic person, who is able to combine personal warmth and charisma with intelligence. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Passionate and Intense

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Harold Joe Waldrum well know them as someone who can be passionate, proud, and intense, like the sun or a blazing fire.

Productive and Perseverent

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Harold Joe Waldrum as someone who is productive, persevering, deliberate, and direct.

A person who is creative, has good luck with work and money, good listening skills, good relationships with people at work, is a good teacher or counselor, and who is good at organizing groups, teams, or causes.

Justice-seeking and Insightful

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Harold Joe Waldrum is someone who tends to be intolerant of unfairness in life, and who has an uncanny ability to reveal the truth in any situation.

They are also someone who is reflective, mysterious, and purposeful, who enjoys quiet and solo work, and who thrives in positions where there is no need to report to someone else.

Creative and Leadership-oriented

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Harold Joe Waldrum tends to be someone who is a natural leader, with determination, motivational powers, and who takes obligations seriously. Who has charisma, a sense of humor, and who tends to attract attention.

Some of Harold Joe Waldrum's challenges

While Harold Joe Waldrum has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Harold Joe Waldrum can be Arrogant, Rebellious, Stubborn, Sensitive, Status-seeking, Emotionally Distant, and Hypocritical.

Arrogant and Status-seeking

One of Harold Joe Waldrum's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as arrogant and status-seeking.

Harold Joe Waldrum must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Possessive and Stubborn

Harold Joe Waldrum is someone who can be possessive, jealous, inflexible, and stubborn, can have a habit of being a frivolous spender, and who can feel insecure or cynical in romantic relationships and have difficulty forming productive personal and professional partnerships.

Domineering and Stubborn

Finally, Harold Joe Waldrum also can be too rebellious, not respond to criticism well, and be too emotional and extreme about things.

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