Interesting Facts About Left-Handed Artists

  • Left-Handed Artists:  Albrecht Durer, Hans Holbein, Paul Klee, LeRoy Neiman, Raphael, Rembrandt van Rijn, Edward Munch, Michaelangelo, Thomas Kincade, Raul Dufy, M. C. Escher, Leonardo daVinci, Winston Churchill 
  • Florida Left-Hand Artists: Terry Madden, Tom Lynch and I imagine that you know that I am left-handed too!

  • "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."  Pablo Picasso 
  • "Genius is eternal patience." Michaelangelo
  • "I always felt special being left-handed. I always thought it was a special gift. I figured all sensitive and creative    people were left-handed." Artist, Susan Rice
  • "The painter will produce pictures of little merit if he takes the works of others as his standard." Leonardo daVinci 
  • " Left-handed people tend to be more creative and more imaginative than right-handed people people." Dr. Brung Brynglson, University of Minnesota
  • Picasso lived until the age of 92. There seems to be much debate whether he was left-handed or not. Perhaps he was ambidextrous as was Florentine master, sculptor, painter and architect Michaelangelo.
  • Leonardo daVinci was an artist, philosopher and mathmatician. He was a man ahead of his time. He conceived a flying wing and sketched a telescope 100 years before it was invented! He also helped us out by inventing the scissors.
  • "Left -handers have a higher "fluid" retention and better vocabulary than the majority of the population. This is perhaps why there are more of them in creative professions such as music, art and writing." Dr Alan Searleman, St. Lawrence University, New York
  • Righties tend to use logical progression while working through a problem, while lefties tend to visualize things in an abstract manner. Some researchers believe this is why more artists and architects are left-handed.