Blind Sculptor Shares His Beautiful Gift With Others

Blind sculptor Felice Tagliaferri produces some of the finest, most beautiful sculptures in the world today. His works have been renowned in the art community after he rose to fame in 2008 after producing his own version of 1753 sculpture “Veiled Christ” after he was refused being allowed to touch it so he could experience the masterpiece in his own way. Now, he makes it his life work traveling the globe sharing his gift others.

Felice, who has been blind since he was 14 years old, has conducted many sculpting workshops for those without sight and his latest endeavor has taken him to India. There, he is conducting a two-week workshop where he will teach eager artists-in-training his skills, as he was taught by master sculptors in his youth. While the sculpture that helped him rise to fame eventually sold for $200k, truly the most meaningful reward for Felice will come March 12th, when his latest students will hold their debut at the Bethany Society, a local charitable organization.

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Tagliaferri’s reproduction of the Veiled Christ

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…and the original Veiled Christ produced in 1753 by Giuseppe Sammartino

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Experiencing his beautiful creations

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Teaching his craft to a young student

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Eager students hard at work

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Experiencing art Felice’s way

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"Papa Woijtyla"

“Papa Woijtyla”

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"Onda"

“Onda”

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"Maialino"

“Maialino”

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"Bacco"

“Bacco”

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"Vento"

“Vento”

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"Specchio"

“Specchio”

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"Nuvole"

“Nuvole”

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"Fiamme"

“Fiamme”

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"Mamma Con Bambino"

“Mamma Con Bambino”

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"Donna Nel Vortice"

“Donna Nel Vortice”

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"Bufo"

“Bufo”

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"Geisha Allo Specchio" \

“Geisha Allo Specchio”

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"Candido"

“Candido”

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"Busto di Donna"

“Busto di Donna”

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"Donna Sdraiata In Marmo"

“Donna Sdraiata In Marmo”

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"Meditazione"

“Meditazione”

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"Volto di Cristo In Marmo"

“Volto di Cristo In Marmo”

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"Busto di Giovane"

“Busto di Giovane”

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"Testa di Cavallo In Marmo"

“Testa di Cavallo In Marmo”

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