Artists

Georgia O’Keeffe’s first signs of macular degeneration appeared in 1964 when, as Jeffrey Hogrefe relates in his 1992 biography, she “rounded a curve in the road she was driving from Ghost Ranch on a brilliantly sunny day… and the valley...
Born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1975, Jen’s childhood was spent in a rural environment which sparked a passion for the landscape and the natural world which has never waned, and has always been the primary inspiration on her art....
Robert Andrew Parker was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1927. He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1948 until 1952 and worked during the following months at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and...
Robert Fry called Philip Wilson Steer one of the “most gifted and purest of English artists.” Steer’s early interest in painting was encouraged by his father, the English portrait painter Philip Steer. After being rejected by the Royal...
William Thon, an expressionist painter of boats and water, houses, trees, and birds, was diagnosed with macular degeneration in 1991, the year before he was interviewed by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art. In the interview,...
In Titian’s lifetime, the artist’s failing eyesight was noticed and discussed by his contemporaries as “the blindness of old age.” Philippe Lanthony, a French ophthalmologist who has written extensively about vision and art, speculates...

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