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Passion, paint, and pain: the journey of Robert Seldon Duncanson

Mildred Wilson Detroit, MI, USA   Robert Seldon Ducanson Nineteenth Century African American Landscape Artist Lead poisoning (saturnism) has been present throughout history.1 Italian physician Bernardino Ramazzini is considered the first to have made the connection between paint and artists’ health. In his book De Morbis Artificum Diatriba published in 1700, he stated, “The many […]