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    In Paris an exhibition of the work of handicapped artists has just been held.

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    In Paris an exhibition of the work of handicapped artists has just been held.

    In Paris has just been held an exhibition of the work of most unusual artists who paint, not with hands and fingers, but by holding the brush in their mouths or toes. Yes, they are all handicapped artists.

    Arnulf F. Stegmann, of Germany, paints with his mouth. He lost the use of his hands and arms after infantile paralysis, but despite this handicap he has worked among the other students of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, where he is counted among the 'star' pupils. A portraitist of merit he has been awarded the Gold Medal.

    Risk de Vos of the Paya-Bas, another victim of infantile paralysis, writes and paints with his mouth. His works are remarkable for the tenderness of their colouring.

    Charles Pasche, a Swiss, another 'mouth-painter', was born without hands. At school he learned to write with his foot and became a painter. The detail in his work rivals that of 'hand' painters. His greatest joy is to paint flowers, and to copy old Masters.

    Genovieve Barbedienne, a Frenchgirl, was born without arms, but has excellent writing which she does by holding the pen in her mouth. Newspapers have published many of her drawings.

    Marie Louis Towie, a foot painter, was also born without arms. 25 years old she has designed and painted since she was six. She has a diploma of the Societe Arts Sciences at Lettres.

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