Chuck Baird

Famous Deaf Person by: Shanique Smith


  • Chuck Baird
  • Born on February 22, 1947
  • Kansas City, MO
  • went to the Kansas School for the Deaf. Chuck received his art education from Mrs. Bilger, and graduated in 1967. He then enrolled at Gallaudet University but transferred to the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he received his BFA in Painting in 1974.

Why is Chuck Baird famous

  • Chuck Baird was a deaf artist
  • his work was recognized internationally by the deaf community

Some of his art work

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How did he become deaf

He was born deaf.

impact made

He showed what it was like to be deaf through his ASL art work and the beauty of the deaf culture.

Is he alive

Chuck died after 4 years of battling with cancer

February 22, 1947- February 10, 2012,


  • He spent his first 5 summers after NTD or National Theater of the Deaf, painting their sets.
  • played as a defensive lineman on the football team