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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.”

Encounters with Artists that Made 2020 Better

A remote conversation with the artist Virginia Knepper Doyle; an Oral History with Tim Prentice; learning about the under-known American artist Irving Guyer (1916–2012); and 2020 exhibitions of artists with macular degeneration that you can still see online.

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