|This is really hard to believe…
This just goes to prove that a Disability
does not have to make you disabled.
He lived at Rose Haven Nursing Home ( Roseburg , OR ) for years.
Paul Smith, the man with extraordinary talent was
born in Philadelphia on September 21, 1921 with severe
Not only had Paul beaten the odds of a life with spastic
cerebral palsy, a disability that impeded his speech
and mobility but also taught himself to become a master
artist as well as a terrific chess player even after
being devoid of a formal education as a child.
“When typing, Paul used his left hand to steady his right one.
Since he couldn’t press two keys at the same time,
he almost always locked the shift key down and made
his pictures using the symbols at the top of the number keys.
In other words, his pictures were based on these characters…..
@ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _.
Across seven decades, Paul created hundreds of pictures.
He often gave the originals away.
Sometimes, but not always, he kept or received a copy
for his own records.
As his mastery of the typewriter grew, he developed
techniques to create shadings, colors, and textures
that made his work resemble pencil or charcoal drawings.”
This great artist passed away on June 25, 2007,
but left behind a collection of his amazing artwork
that will be an inspiration for many.
|(These pictures are unbelievable.
Strange we should just now be hearing about him.
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.)