Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan

painting of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan

Artist: Paul Calle
Art director: Bradbury Thompson
First day of issue: June 27, 1980

Tempera on paper mounted on board

Paul Calle departs from his usual subject of space exploration to communicate profound emotion in this portrayal of Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Rounded corners convey softness and intimacy, while the intricate details on the women’s clothing create a strong sense of texture.

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