Famous Deaf Artist
"I no longer paint what people would like to see. I paint for myself. It is about my own experience, my love of ASL and pride in our Deaf heritage. I sometimes create works that have no particular relation to the Deaf."
History of Chuck Baird
He served as Visual Coordinator for the deaf art colony Spectrum- Focus on Deaf Artist.
At NTD, he is best remembered for his work in "King of Hearts", based on Phillipe de Broca's cult film. In the role of the painter, Baird recreated the entire set each night in front of a live audience.
In 1995, he created a 150 ft. long photographic mural of Deaf history and language for the Learning Center for Deaf Children in Framingham, Ma, for the school's 25th anniversary celebration.
At his Alma Mater, he worked part-time videotaping storytelling in ASL. Videotapes of his work can be bought across the country.