Video 13 Jul 14 notes

James Castle was born deaf and dumb in Garden Valley, Idaho, on September 25, 1899.  His life was entirely devoted to his unique art. Raised in poverty, his materials were whatever came to hand - the backs of soup can labels, pieces of cardboard, and the like. His primary medium was stove soot and spit applied with sharpened sticks. He was entirely self-taught and unexposed to ‘the art world.’ He died October 26, 1977.

Learn more about him at http://jamescastle.com/biography/

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