Day 8 of 28 Days in February Project
This is Robert P. McGregor 1849-1926. He was a leader, an educator, and an advocate. His two sisters died of scarlet fever, and his twin brother died as a stillborn and his mother died after labor. His father abandoned him. His uncle raised him, but his father went to Australia to find gold and never returned. Robert became Deaf after a fever at age eight. He was a teacher of the Deaf for 26 years. He was an Editor-in-Chief of the National Exponent of Chicago for two years and Deaf-Mute press. He was the first president of the National Association of the Deaf where he advocated for ASL, for Deaf teachers and for Deaf rights. He was filming in the old NAD moving picture project. He taught at Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick. He was a principil at a Deaf school in Cincinnati, Colorado and Ohio. He founded the Ohio School for the Deaf. He married a Deaf woman, Hester Marie Porter and had two Deaf daughters and one hearing daughter. His Deaf daughter got killed by an electric street car. Robert got killed by a car.
This is the first painting of Robert P. McGregor June 2012 SOLD