James Charles Castle (1899-1977) was a brilliantly original American artist whose creative practice and daily life were intimately entwined. Born profoundly deaf, he spent his entire life with his parents and other family members on a succession of farmsteads in southwest Idaho. The geographic remoteness of his rural home and studio was amplified by a social isolation, as he never learned to read, write, speak, sign, or lip-read. Yet he discovered an abiding need and acumen for personal expression, born of his instinctive visual perception and anchored in his everyday experience. Read more.
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