Louis Frisino's life
- birth: September 15, 1906
- born and raised in Baltimore City, Maryland
- born deaf
- an artist
- started drawing at a young age
- death: September 24, 1980 in Baltimore City, Maryland
- transferred to St. Fredrick Xavier School for the Deaf at 9 years old
- graduated from Maryland School of the Deaf at 19
- attended Maryland Institute College of Art for 6 years and graduated with honors
Why is he famous?
- he's the first ever Deaf Commercial Artist
- received Peabody Award
- in 1972, he was published in a magazine in Utah named "North American Decoys"
- in the mid 70's, his artwork was displayed in Tom Colfield's "The Fisherman's Guide to North America"
- after his publication in the book, the Wildlife Federation used 2 of his paintings for Christmas cards in 1976 and in 1977
- his first publication "Fishing In Maryland" series features 45 separate paintings of fish in 1970. The book was published in Baltimore