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8688
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Ruth Faison Shaw was born in Kenansville in 1888. She was a visionary artist and educator who rediscovered the ancient art of finger painting and took it to new heights. Shaw first introduced finger painting to the country in the 1930s at the Dalton School in New York. Exhibitions of paintings by Shaw and her students received glowing reviews, and she published a book in 1934 explaining her ideas on the technique. The most important aspect of her work came when she recognized finger painting's potential in the treatment of mental illness. Finger painting is now widely used by psychiatrists as a method to approach severely disturbed patients. Shaw returned to North Carolina in the 1950s and was a consultant in art therapy in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill until her death.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 10, Mar 2007, p108-110, 112-113, il, por Periodical Website
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Record #:
11468
Abstract:
Ruth Faison Shaw, a visionary artist and internationally known educator, rediscovered the ancient art of finger painting and formulated an educational system which brought about its practical use in 1931. Through the medium of Shaw Finger Paint, her fame spread here and abroad. She was born in Kenansville in Duplin County in 1888.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 1 Issue 31, Dec 1933, p17, 22, por
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