August 13th is “Left-Hander’s Day.” Launched in 1996, this yearly event celebrates left-handedness and raises awareness of the difficulties and frustrations left-handers. experience every day in a world designed for right-handers.
To help celebrate, I thought it would be a good idea to showcase some left-handed artists… in no particular order:
Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec:
Albrecht Durer and Hans Holbein the Younger:
Karel Appel and Leonardo da Vinci:
MC Escher and Michelangelo Bounarroti:
Paul Klee and Raoul Dufy:
Rembrandt van Rijn and Peter Paul Rubens:
… and Raphael di Santi:
I am sure you are all wondering about any female left-handed artists… well, I looked… and looked… and came up with a self-portrait of Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun using her left-hand to paint:
Of course, this doesn’t 100% prove that she was left-handed and I couldn’t find anything stating that defiitively, which was frustrating.
There has to be more female left-handed artists out there. If you know of any, I would be very happy to learn of them so they can be celebrated. Please comment or email WRS!
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