A Deaf Artist in Early America : The Worlds of John Brewster Jr.
harlan LaneISBN: 0807066168;
Book DescriptionThe extraordinary and untold story of John Brewster Jr., a preeminent Deaf American artist Until his death 150 years ago, John Brewster Jr. was one of the most prominent portrait painters in America. Born deaf in 1766, his hauntingly beautiful portraits have a directness and intensity of vision that were rarely equaled. Harlan Lane"s groundbreaking biography includes little-known and invaluable information on the early French roots of the American Deaf-World, the first school for the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut, the integrated Deaf community of Martha"s Vineyard, and Contemporary Deaf art. Superbly illustrated with twenty-four pages of color images, A Deaf Artist in Early America provides a rare glimpse of Brewster and hisart; it also contextualizes the distinctive culture, language, social institutions, and legacy of the Deaf in America. "This riveting account of John Brewster Jr. will be invaluable not only in Deaf studies and art history, but...
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