Painting in the Dark: Esref Armagan, Blind Artist

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: December 2016

Duration: 0 hours 44 minutes


In 1953, Esref Armagan was born completely blind to a poor family in Istanbul, Turkey. He received no formal education, and spent his childhood days in his father's shop where he developed the curiousity to create and draw. He experienced the world through touch, and learned to visually reproduce his surroundings, including color, shadows, and perspective, with his hands. The blind artist's story will be an inspiration to young artists of all abilities.

"The author is to be commended for sharing the story of this largely unknown painter in this well-written, entertaining, and inspiring book."-Stephanie Kieszak-Holloway, president of the Georgia Organization of Parents of Blind Children