Alumnus . The School of the Art Inststute of Chicago

    South Suburban College under the tutege of Professor Mathew Cherry 

 Jean Baptiste Point DuSable High School taught fine arts by Ramon B Price, and Margaret Burroughs

 

         


In 1956 I contracted polio and was administered the vaccine at cook county hospital where I spent 6 months in the children's ward. my Mother and Father supplied me with plenty of paper, pencils, crayons, and love. this was the beginning of my artistry. 

Polio has been around since ancient times. This ancient Egyptian tomb painting shows a man with a withered leg unable to bear weight without use of a walking stick. This means that most muscle fibers are replaced with scarring (muscle-wasting) that is permanent. { https://www.cdc.gov/  }

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly infectious viral disease that largely affects children under 5 years of age. { https://www.who.int/  }

The first polio vaccine, known as inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) or Salk vaccine, was developed in the early 1950s by American physician Jonas Salk. { https://www.britannica.com/ }.  


Sis. Robin Mohammad encouraged me to put my story in the first Grace Line Magazine and I was honored. 

This portrait of Imam WARTH DEEN MUHAMMAD brought tears to the eyes of his son Imam WARTH DEEN MUHAMMAD the 2nd pictured here.

I've taught Art  at Rainbow Push Coalition,  The Mosque Cares Children's Workshop,  KinderCare Daycare facility,  the Dolton Public Library and privately