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Introduction Deaf People in the Arts Selection of the Artists Included in This Book Organization of the Book A Brief History of Deaf Culture Deaf Schools and Language Oralism in Deaf Schools Recognition of ASL Cultural Behavior in the Deaf World Deaf Pride and Cultural Awareness Art Is Art xxii CHAPTER ONE A Study in the Unknown-A New Nation William Mercer First Known Deaf American Artist John Brewster Portraits of Prosperous Colonial Americans George Catlin Painter of Native Americans James Hosley Whitcomb Earliest Known Deaf Silhouettist Albert Newsam From Stone to Lithograph: Portraits of Americans Augustus Fuller Self-Reliant Artist in Pre-Deaf-Aware America CHAPTER TWO Testing the Waters John Carlin First Deaf American Artist to Study Abroad Charlotte Buell Coman Painter Under the Open Sky Harry Humphrey Moore Genteel and Cultivated Artist Theophilus Hope D'Estrella Deaf Life in Black and White Frances Allen and Mary Allen Painting with a Camera Maurice Prendergast Impressionistic Master of Color Joseph Henry Sharp The Beat of Indian Drums Felt, Not Heard Douglas Tilden Michelangelo of the American West Albert Victor Ballin An Advocate and Entrepreneur Henry Lapp Inventive Amish Folk Artist CHAPTER THREE New Traditions lot Cadwallader Lincoln Washburn Nomadic Etcher Granville Redmond Depicting the Beauty of California Eugene Elmer Hannan Leaders Immortalized in Bronze Conrad Frederick Haeseler Portraits and Photographs of Distinguished Americans Will J. Quinlan Fascination with Cities in Print Blanche Lazzell Modern Images from Wood Blocks John Louis Clarke Cutapuis-Man Who Talks Not Christy MacKinnon Maxcy You Can Go Home Again Regina Olson Hughes Scientific Illustrator Kelly H. Stevens Paintings of Southwest Landscapes Charles Carroll Sullivan Art Deco in the Nation's Capital Jean Hanau Art Nouveau on Mirrors CHAPTER FOUR Forging Ahead N. Hillis Arnold Sculptor's Hand Guided by God David Ludwig Bloch Never Again: Artist of the Holocaust Felix Kowalewski Early Beloved Art Biographer Robert Freiman The Ecstasy of Watercolors Maggie Lee Sayre Photographs of the Lost River Culture Frederick LaMonto Natural, Yet Abstract Sculpture Henry Newman Junk Can Be Art, Too! Rolando Lopez Dirube Love Affair with Materials Morris Broderson Is It Real? Realism with a Twist Louis Francis Xavier Frisino Deaf John James Audubon Daniel Wang East Meets West David Hockney Deafness and Space William Sparks Sought-After Portrait Painter James Canning To Be or Not To Be Deaf Robert Baard Peterson Simplicity Is the Soul of Art Claire Haber Bergman Less Is More Charles Bourke Wildbank Reinventing a New Reality in Art Robert Edward Behnke Room Paintings Gary Mayers Sculptural Materials Do Work Together or Don't They? Mary A. Rappazzo Timeless and Frozen Figures Jessica A. Geiger Who Is an Outsider? You? Me? Them? CHAPTER FIVE Art Imitates Deaf Life Ralph R. Miller, Sr. American Sign Language Books Illustrator Betty G. Miller Mother of the De'VIA Movement Charles (Chuck) Crawford Baird De'VIA Artist of Tranquility Harry R. Williams Violins without Strings Ann Silver Road Signs of Deaf Culture: Defender of Deaf Art Mary Thornley Deaf Visual Metaphors Uzi Buzgalo Language Is an Art-De'VIA Language Lee. S. Ivey Letting Go Mark Fisher Breaking Boundaries in Animation Tony Landon McGregor Exploring New Art Frontiers Alex Wilhite Perception of Colors and Challenges Shawn Richardson Life Is a Barrel of Laughs Susan Dupor The Way It Is