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Self-Taught Deaf Artist Spoke Volumes Through Art

November 1, 2008

Shown is ‘Wheelbarrow’ by self-taught artist James Castle at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008. Castle, subject of a new exhibit organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was born profoundly deaf and never learned to read, write, sign or speak. But he spoke volumes through art, which he created ceaselessly from early childhood until his death in 1977 at age 77.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Work by self-taught artist James Castle hangs on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008. Castle, subject of a new exhibit organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was born profoundly deaf and never learned to read, write, sign or speak. But he spoke volumes through art, which he created ceaselessly from early childhood until his death in 1977 at age 77.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Shown is ‘Girl in red coat and boater hat,’ left, and ‘Girl in red coat and brown hat’ by self-taught artist James Castle at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008. Castle, subject of a new exhibit organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was born profoundly deaf and never learned to read, write, sign or speak. But he spoke volumes through art, which he created ceaselessly from early childhood until his death in 1977 at age 77.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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  1. Jacey
    November 2, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    That is so cool!

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