Granville Richard Redmond

Granville Redmond (1871-1935) is known for his Impressionist-inspired landscapes showing the beauty of his native California. At the age of two and a half, he contracted scarlet fever and was left permanently deaf, never learning to speak. He attended the Institution for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind at Berkeley where his artistic talents were recognized and encouraged. On a stipend from the Institution, he was able to travel to Paris in 1893 to study at the Académie Julian where so many Impressionists studied. He spent five years in France, then returned to California and painted throughout the Los Angeles area. Due to his considerable skills in pantomime, he landed small roles in several of Charlie Chaplin's movies. Chaplin admired his work and even gave Redmond space on the movie lot for a painting studio.
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