List of people with color blindness

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John Dalton, himself colorblind, pioneered research in the field.
Mark Twain regularly joked about his colorblindness.
Australian artist Clifton Pugh won multiple national awards in spite of his protanopia.


This is a list of people with color blindness, meaning they have a decreased ability to see color or differences in color.[1]

A–Z[edit]

Name Type/Details Lifetime Nationality Profession Notes Source
Nathaniel Borenstein red-green protanopia (severe) 23 Sep 1957 - present American Internet pioneer & activist Working now on assistive vision tech [citation needed]
Taj Burrow red-green 2 June 1978 – present Australian Surfer Wanted to be a pilot but prevented. [2]
Sebastian Coe 29 September 1956 – present British Athlete
politician
[3]
John Dalton deuteranopia 6 September 1766 – 27 July 1844 English Scientist Could only recognise blue, purple and yellow. Conducted extensive research into colorblindness which was originally named Daltonism after him. Specified in his will that an autopsy of his eyes be conducted. [4][5]
Brian Foster 29 July 1972 – present American BMX Rider Once held a job painting bikes. [6]
Jonny Greenwood red-green 5 November 1971 – present Radiohead Musician and Composer [7]
Dan Griliopoulos deuteranopia ? – present Freelance Journalist Publicly stated he is colourblind. [8][9]
Neil Harbisson extreme 27 July 1984 – present British
Irish
Artist
musician
Political Activist
Started a project in 2003 to develop a sensor that transposed colour frequencies into sound frequencies. [10]
Cal Henderson 17 January 1981 – present British Computer Programmer Worked on applications to make the Internet more accessible to colourblind people. [11]
Matt Holland red-green 11 April 1974 - present English
Irish
Association football professional player [12]
Jake Humphrey red-green 7 October 1978 – present English TV Presenter
journalist
Publicly stated on BBC Radio 5 Live comedy sports show Fighting Talk [13]
Ian Hunter red-green 11 September 1979 – present English Cricketer Publicly stated in BBC interview. [14]
John Kay achromatopsia 12 April 1944 – present Prussian
German
Canadian
Musician Legally blind due to severity of colourblindness. [15]
Graham Kennedy 15 February 1934 – 25 May 2005 Australian Entertainer [16]
Brian Kibler 7 September 1980 – present American Game Designer Publicly stated on his Twitter account. [17]
Howie Mandel 29 November 1955 – present Canadian TV Host
Carpet Salesman
Publicly stated "I'm color-blind". [18]
Matt Meese 10 October 1983 – present American Comedian Has joked about his colourblindness. [19]
Peter Milton deuteranopia 1930 – present American Artist
teacher
Horrified to learn his landscapes were pink so switched to monochrome art. [20]
Emerson Moser blue/green ? Master Crayon Maker Crayola's most senior crayon molder. Icehouse (band)'s 1987 album Man of Colours a tribute to him. [21]
Clifton Pugh protanopia 17 December 1924 – 14 October 1990 Australian Artist Won Archibald Prize thrice. [22]
Cory Brandan 11 April 1976 – present American Musician [23]
Eddie Redmayne 6 January 1982 – present English Actor Publicly stated he is colourblind. [24]
Nicolas Winding Refn 29 September 1970 – present Danish director
screenwriter
producer
Publicly stated he can't see mid-tones but has not defined which colours. [25]
Chris Rogers 31 August 1977 – present Australian Cricketer Struggles with ball colour. [26]
Rod Stewart red-green 10 January 1945 – present British Singer
songwriter
Held a job at 15 selling and designing wallpaper. [27][28]
Matthew Wade 26 December 1987 – present Australian Cricketer Struggles with ball colour. [29]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts About Color Blindness". NEI. February 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  2. ^ Elliot Struck (5 April 2013). "Taj Burrow – Living High in the Dirty Biz of Pro Surfing". Stab Magazine. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  3. ^ "London 2012: Lord Coe on Olympic tennis at Wimbledon". BBC News. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Life and work of John Dalton – Colour Blindness". BBC News. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  5. ^ "The chemist and physicist known for his research into color blindness is perhaps best known for his pioneering work in the development of modern atomic theory. Now we know em".
  6. ^ Snap BMX Magazine March/April 1997, vol. 4, issue 2, no. 15, p. 65.
  7. ^ "EP.22B - JONNY GREENWOOD (BONUSJONNYBITS)". SoundCloud. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  8. ^ Dan Grill (12 February 2010). "Colourblind Gaming: Is It In His Eyes?". Rock Paper Shotgun. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Dan Griliopoulos". Guardian.
  10. ^ Nadotti, Cristina. "Daltonici, mondo a colori con l'aiuto di "Eye-borg"", La Repubblica, 31 May 2005.
  11. ^ Color Vision – by Cal Henderson
  12. ^ "FA taking the lead on addressing colour blindness in football". TheFA.com. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Fighting Talk: Kelnerpalooza III: THREADS!!! — Live from Ponds Forge Municipal Baths, Sheffield" (Podcast). 12 December 2009. Event occurs at 46:18. Archived from the original on 25 October 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  14. ^ "Ian Hunter". BBC. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  15. ^ John Kay and Steppenwolf Archived 27 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine Interview on the Grabow agency website, retrieved 3 May 2011
  16. ^ "GRAHAM KENNEDY (1934–2005) Actor, entertainer, broadcaster and comedian".
  17. ^ https://twitter.com/bmkibler/status/276765060347596801
  18. ^ Bari Nan Cohen (8 February 2009). "Man of the House: Howie Mandel". Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  19. ^ http://www.ldsliving.com/The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Studio-C-Everything-You-Wanted-to-Know-About-the-Cast-and-the-Show/s/82954
  20. ^ Angela Evancie (16 November 2014). "For One Artist, Colorblindness Opened Up A World of Black And White". Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  21. ^ "A Colorblind Crayon Maker? Crayola Retiree Says It's True". The Blade. 6 December 1990. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  22. ^ Cole BL, Harris RW (September 2009). "Colour blindness does not preclude fame as an artist: celebrated Australian artist Clifton Pugh was a protanope". Clin Exp Optom. 92 (5): 421–8. doi:10.1111/j.1444-0938.2009.00384.x. PMID 19515095.
  23. ^ "Cory Brandan of Norma Jean". Interviewed by Trav Turner. As The Story Grows. 23 August 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  24. ^ Hirschberg, Lynn (April 2013). "The New Guard: Eddie Redmayne". W Magazine. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  25. ^ Smith, Julia (12 September 2011). "Nicolas Winding Refn, Director of "Drive": Interview on The Sound of Young America". Bullseye with Jesse Thorn. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  26. ^ "Colour-blind Chris Rogers forced to pull out of pink ball trial match". Guardian. 7 November 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  27. ^ "Singer Rod Stewart is colour blind". Sky News Australia. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  28. ^ Karl Smallwood (13 April 2016). "How Rod Stewart Accidentally Revealed he was Color-Blind". Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  29. ^ Andrew Wu (21 November 2016). "Australia v South Africa Test series: Colourblind wicketkeeper Matthew Wade's issue with the pink ball". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  30. ^ Andrew Wu (21 November 2016). "Australia v South Africa Test series: Colourblind wicketkeeper Matthew Wade's issue with the pink ball". The Standard. Retrieved 13 March 2017.