John Bramblitt

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John Bramblitt (born 1971) is a legally blind painter of American origin. He was born in 1971, El Paso, Texas, United States. He began painting after losing his sight in 2001 after a series of severe seizures. He fell into a deep depression until he found painting. He managed to distinguish two different colours by feeling their textures. He also feels his subjects in order to paint them. His art has been displayed in more than thirty countries, and he has been the subject of numerous media stories including a documentary that won several short film awards and a video that was voted Most Inspirational Video of 2008 for YouTube. He was awarded three U.S. presidential awards in 2005, 2006, and 2007[citation needed] for his creation of a series of free art workshops designed to bring art to people and neighborhoods which lack access to art instruction. He was also the author of book Shouting in the dark. He now still paints and lives with his wife and son.

While he was a student at the University of North Texas, Bramblitt was featured on Bob Phillips' syndicated television anthology series, Texas Country Reporter.

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