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David Levine self portrait at easel

David Levine

1926 - 2009

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Rendering the Essence

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Rendering the Essence

When David Levine could no longer illustrate due to macular degeneration, he made paintings that revealed his deep mastery of craft.

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Hauntings: Images of Blindness Plague Artists with Vision Loss

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Hauntings: Images of Blindness Plague Artists with Vision Loss

Western art—and artists—are haunted by negative representations of blindness.

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Lessons in Creativity from Artists with Macular Degeneration

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Lessons in Creativity from Artists with Macular Degeneration

Eight artists from one generation and how they continued making art after vision loss due to macular degeneration.

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“[There] are two kinds of disturbances of the eyes, stemming from two sources – when they have been transferred from light to darkness and when they have been transferred from darkness to light.”
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