An International Art Movement
Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists
of the World
Shortly after the end of World War II, mouth painter, Erich Stegmann was traveling the world to seek out fellow ‘handless’ artists in order to join him in his dream of establishing an organization that would give them independence by marketing their work for them. In 1956, Erich gathered a small band of disabled artists from eight European countries. Their ultimate goal was to make their living through their artistic efforts, and to obtain a sense of work security that until then had eluded them.
ERICH STEGMANN 1912 - 1984, MFPA FOUNDER
From the small group he gathered for the inaugural meeting of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists held in Liechtenstein, the number of members has exceeded 800, based in over 78 countries. Their work has attracted the attention and support of former Vice President Al Gore, Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, Prince Harry, actor Pierce Brosnan, singer Tony Bennett and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
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