Visionaries of the Creative Arts

Maria Barinas Ammon de Leger

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María Barinas de Leger was born in the Dominican Republic and emigrated to the United States at the age of 7. She has been creating art her whole life, with recognition as an award winning child artist even when she was unable to attend the local schools in Santo Domingo due to being deaf. She specializes in landscapes, portraits, and still life, most often working with oil paint on canvas depicting life in little moments. Some paintings in this exhibition display life in the Dominican Republic or life in New York City/Connecticut with her children. Others are paintings from her imagination or experiments in artistic style.

She attended St. Mary's School for the Deaf in Buffalo, N.Y, P.S. 47, and the Lexington school for the Deaf, both in New York City. Upon graduating High School she enrolled at the Art Students League of New York, honing her oil skills and broadening her base into sculpture, ink, and watercolor.

Maria has two children, Deanna Gagne and Jeffrey Ammon, by her late husband Richard Ammon.

To inqiure if works are for sale, please contact Deanna Gagne at Deanna.Gagne@gallaudet.edu

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