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Behavioural Neurology
Volume 17, Issue 2, Pages 105-108
Clinical Note

Art Produced By a Patient with Parkinson’s Disease

Anjan Chatterjee, Roy H. Hamilton, and Prin X. Amorapanth

Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Received 10 July 2006; Accepted 10 July 2006

Copyright © 2006 Hindawi Publishing Corporation and the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Artists with neurological diseases sometimes produce remarkably appealing art. Here we present the art of a patient with Parkinson’s disease, who demonstrated remarkable creativity and productivity well into the course of his disease. Despite his manifest motor impairments, he produced paintings and drawings with fluid sinuous movements. He also became preoccupied with his art in an unprecedented way, raising the possibility that his disease and medications were contributing to his creative drive.