Louis Frisino was an amazing deaf Maryland artist.
After graduating from Maryland School for the Deaf,
he won a job as a newspaper artist despite being
told there is no future in art. Wanting to move on
he left his newspaper job to become his own artist,
specializing in wildlife stamp artwork (animals
in nature). After winning too many Maryland
wildlife stamp competitions, the state officials
restricted his participation to give fair breaks
for other artists. Undaunted, he branched out
to other states and still won these competitions.