Born: August 8, 1936
No formal school education/home school through 6th grade
Edward Kwaitkowski began his study in art with Mrs. Margaret Holt in 1954 at the Adults Arts and Crafts Class of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Springfield, Massachusets. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Ed has never been able to work for a living and has been wheel chair bound since 2005. With the generous support from an anonymous donor, he attended 2 years at the Cleveland Institute of Art (1968-1970). Ed (EK) has had local exposure and limited exhibition opportunities during the past 59 years. Due to his limited physical abilities, he requires assistance with daily routines and in the studio. Ed cannot use his hands and has created his art using his right foot. Ed lives in the Pioneer Valley and welcomes comments about his life’s work.
A group of family, friends and local/regional organizations (Stavros Center for Independent Living) have been working with Ed to get him exposure and recognition for his art. The Freedom Trails Gallery is proud to provided high resolution Giclees of Eds’ work in an effort to preserve and document his art work. We have to date document over 380 drawings, paintings and pastels.