The Laynor Foundation Museum

Paintings for the Blind
Paintings by Harold Laynor

Harold A. Laynor (1922-1991), an artist and educator, created a number of tactile paintings for visually impaired and blind individuals so that they could enjoy the beauty of art. From 1956 to 1966, Laynor worked as an associate of the New York State Education Department in art education. While traveling about the State of New York, he met a number of students interested in learning more about art. Although visually impaired, the students enjoyed immersing themselves in art projects and especially appreciated the work of others. To further develop the interest in paintings for the viually impaired, Dr. Laynor used this idea in teaching his art classes at Millersville University in Pa. from 1966 to 1990. He also created a series of "special paintings" which can be seen on this website.

The Laynor Foundation Museum has decided to sell these remarkable paintings. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation for Blind Children, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help blind and visually impaired children and adults lead lives of independence and dignity through mastery of their environment. A percentage of the proceeds will also benefit the Laynor Foundation Museum, also a nonprofit organization,which was established to award scholarshipe to students who are pursuing careers in visual arts and art education.

To set up an appointment to see the paintings or for more information, please call 480-348-3277 or 480-922-0538.


"Composition IV"
20" x 24"
mixed media

"Letters Midstream"
25" x 32"
mixed media

"New Growth"
20" x 24"
mixed media

"Pestilence"
20" x 24"
mixed media


"Rocky Stream "
24" x 36"
mixed media

National Foundation for the Blind - Baltimore, Md.


"See Here Bird"
20" x 24"

mixed media

"Spacescape"
21" x 25"
mixed media

"Spectra III "
21" x 25"
mixed media


"Composition II"
20" x 24"
mixed media

Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Vision Impaired - Lancaster, Pa.


"Wisdom of the King"
24" x 18"
mixed media

Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Vision Impaired - Lancaster, Pa.


"Live Rock"
12" x 15"
mixed media

"One, Two, Where's 3"
24" x 30"
mixed media

"The MacaBees"
18" x 24"
mixed media

"Fragments"
24 x 33
mixed media



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