Paul Smith – Master Artist and Great Man

Paul Smith – Master Artist and Great Man
9/21/1921 – 6/25/2007

There are very few humans on earth that I look up to as an inspiration or someone I can strive to be like. Although I never had the chance to meet him, Paul Smith very easily qualifies. He was not only a Master Artist but an incredible inspiration and human being. Never letting Cerebral Palsy define who he was or what he did, he pursued his passion for art relentlessly using the typewriter as his tool, despite only good use of one hand. His artwork was created using these symbols: @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _
I think you’ll agree – his work is simply amazing!
“Across seven decades, Paul created hundreds of pictures. He often gave the originals away. Sometimes, but not always, he kept or received a copy for his own records.”

To read more about Paul and see more of his expansive artwork visit: www.paulsmithfoundation.org/index.html

This man achieved so much despite not having opportunities available to him in school and through government agencies. Today I work at Center for Disability Services, the largest non-profit agency providing a diversity of services to disabled individuals in Northeastern New York outside of New York City (www.cfdsny.org). Every Spring we host an art show for those in our programs and encourage their individual expression through art – winners go on to exhibit at the state level. There are more services available today than there were back in the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s but there is more we could and should be doing, if the funds were available.

Paul Smith – Master Artist and Great Man

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Joined August 2007

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Never letting Cerebral Palsy define who he was or what he did, he pursued his passion for art relentlessly using the typewriter as his tool, despite only good use of one hand.

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