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Deaf World Crayons print by Ann Silver and Jim Van Manen

 Collection — Frame: 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0172

Scope and Contents

Framed digital print on paper. This is a color print depicting an open box of crayons. Each crayon is titled with a country and the word 'deaf' in the language of that country. Light blue background. Signed by the artists along box edge at bottom right. White frame. This is the "Light Blue/Red" edition of the work, and has a certificate of authenticity taped to the back of the frame.


  • Creation: 2014


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

"[Ann] Silver, who was born deaf, is a founding member of the historical Deaf Art Movement of the 1960s and 1970s that preceded the De'VIA movement, which represents deaf artists and perceptions based on the deaf experiences. She is an advocate for the recognition and inclusion of deaf art in both the art world and in academia. Her work has been displayed in exhibits around the country, including at the central intelligence agency/CIA Gallery in Virginia; the Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas; the Deaf Way International Arts Festival in Washington, D.C.; and the First National Deaf Art Touring Exhbit. Silver has published and lectured widely. Her visual arts background is varied, including book jackets, studio art, graphics, greeting cards, Deaftoons and art direction. She holds a bachelor's degree in commercial art from Gallaudet University and master's degree from New York University. After working as a designer/art director for major book publishing companies in Manhattan, Silver moved back home to Seattle, where she created her most iconic work as a master of Deaf Pop Art. Most recently, she and Jim Van Manen, assistant professor in the Department of ASL-English Interpretation at Columbia College, Chicago, have formed an art/design partnership named Silver Moon Brand."-- RIT University News website:; accessed 5/23/2017


1 Item(s) (Framed digital collage)




This is a framed color print by artist Alice Silver. Silver is a deaf American working in the visual arts. The print depicts a box of crayons with the word for deaf in many languages printed on each crayon.


This collection is one framed piece.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by Joan Naturale, NTID Librarian, in May 2017.

Accession number(s): 2017:026

Related Materials


17" x 21.25" framed

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Ella von Holtum in June 2017.

Deaf World Crayons Print by Ann Silver
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Ella von Holtum
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA