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Painting of Mike Ervin & Anna Stonum

Mike Ervin and Anna Stonum

1998, mixed media on paper, 22" x 21"  


Mike Ervin, journalist, writer and playwright, and Anna Stonum, poet, and visual artist, are shown in a double portrait. Ervin’s work appears in Staring Back: The Disability Experience From The Inside Out and Beyond Victims and Villains: Contemporary Plays by Disabled Playwrights. Stonum was a visual artist and graphic designer who created the famous “Adapt or Perish” satire of the Ascent of Man silhouette. Ervin and Stonum, dedicated disability rights activists, had been married for a decade before Anna’s sudden death in February 1999.


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