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Visual Arts

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Alphabetical Index of Artists

Lynn Schirmer
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A survivor of sexual abuse and related trauma, Ms. Schirmer is an accomplished artist in the mediums of oils and pastels.

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“Closet Time”
36″x18″ oil on canvas, 1995

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“Support”  56″x29″
pastel and charcoal on paper, 1995

Contact Gordie Albi at Torture Survivor Network:
[email protected]
For more information on Julio, see
Featured Artists.
Julio is a torture survivor from Guatemala. The torture inflicted on Julio rendered his right arm useless. The Torture Survivors Network assisted in Julio’s rehabilitation, during which time learned to draw with his left hand and rediscovered a joy for life.

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The Bicycle 

Leslie Kursh
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A survivor of incest, Ms. Kursh explains, “Art allows me to express the deep rooted feelings I have, that have yet to find a voice.” She has no formal training in art and “like other survivors, finds great comfort in sharing her work with those who understand.”

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One Soul

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The Well

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The Infant

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The Innocent


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