2-26-14 “Agatha Tiegel Hanson (1873 – 1959)”
2014 Honorees are selected National Women’s History Month Project among Agatha. During the month of March, The women History celebration starts as well As it is for Deaf History month which starts on March 13.
Agatha Tiegel Hanson was a teacher, poet, and advocate for the deaf community. Unable to hear and blind in one eye from a childhood illness, she never allowed her disabilities to hold her back. She came of age at a time when most deaf people were denied access to education, and deaf women especially had few educational options. She was admitted to Gallaudet University, which is still the only college in America dedicated to the education of deaf and hard of hearing students. Graduating first in her class, her valedictorian speech argued for the recognition of the intellect of women, a cause she advocated throughout her life
In this tile work, I am inspired by Henri Matisse’s styles. I saw his two paintings, The Goldfish in St. Petersburg, Russia and The Purple Robe& Anemones in Baltimore, MD.