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Paul Smith was a fantastic artist who created works using an old fashioned typewriter. Paul Smith was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the year 1921.

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Paul Smith also dealt with the disease cerebral palsy. Smith suffered from spastic cerebral palsy and didn’t have the fine motor skills necessary to eat or bathe himself. He did not attend public school.

Smith began using the typewriter to create art when he was fifteen years of age.

In this clip a brief documentary on Paul Smith:


Paul Smith passed away in 2007. Due to cataracts on his eyes Smith quit creating art in 2004.

The typewriter was a great tool for writers. Tom Hanks a few years back, was involved in the number one selling mobile app. It was a tool that allowed you to transform your modern day tech gadget into an old fashioned type writer! Hanks has been a collector of the old typewriter for years.

What a magical style of realism.