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Strong Shapes, Vivid Lines, Big Color

Emerging Maryland-based artist Erika Marie York, 30, was in elementary school when she was diagnosed with Stargardt disease, a juvenile form of macular degeneration. Her parents are artists, and encouraged her to take drawing and painting classes during high school, but she didn’t become a...

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Vision Loss and the Making of an American Masterpiece

In Lennart Anderson’s last still life, which he did in his late seventies when his vision was severely affected by vision loss due to macular degeneration, the artist’s life-long dual pursuits of portraiture and still life intersected in a masterful “self-portrait.”

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