Paul Smith isnt your typical artist nor is he your average person. He was born in the 1920s with a condition known as cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder that affects 1 in 500 babies in the world. It affects the brain and limits mental and motor functions. As a result, Paul has extreme difficulty speaking and moving around.
Whats more impressive though is the fact that Paul grew up in a time where medical advancements were nowhere near where they are today. In those days, being diagnosed with a serious disease like CP meant a short lived and unproductive life. Paul was never taught to read but that never stopped him. At the age of 16, he learned to speak and by the age of 32 he learned to walk. Now, this might seem normal to us, but in the realm of science, its quite astonishing for Paul to walk given his CP. But this isnt the end of Pauls story. Theres something truly fascinating about him.
When he turned 11, Paul created peculiar painting using just 10 symbols on a typewriter. When others use typewriters to write to friends, Paul used it to create beautiful masterpieces that will blow you away.