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Re: New at the Chas.R.Knight Website

dinonaut@emerytelcom.net (Cliff Green) writes:

  <<  The most amazing thing about Knight, was that he was legally blind, and
was able to produce one masterpiece after another. >>

       The same could be said for Monet and Degas at extremely productive 
points of their careers. It's important to know that Knight's vision was good 
enough to make him probably the deadliest draftsman among American animal 
artists. The important thing to remember about Knight's visual handicaps was 
the fact 
that they confined him to museums and zoos to a great extent. And it was at 
those places that he discovered animal form and anatomy and was gifted with the 
newly discovered fossil forms he so beautifully delineated. DV