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Publisher:  John Wade, Publisher ISBN-10:  1882425219
Pages: 

112

Copyright:  April 28, 2004

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A young English artist's triumph in spite of phenylketonuria.


This is the biography of Bryan Pearce and his indomitable mother. Bryan was born with undiagnosed phenylketonuria, and consequent retardation.
Mary was herself a talented painter, but her priority lay in the enrichment and elevation of her children's lives. (Her  daughter, Margaretta, was also afflicted with PKU.)
Bryan Pearce is now a famous primitive artist; he is a presence in the world of art.
Excerpt
One day Mary brought home a child's coloring book and coaxed her twenty-four-year-old son to fill in a page of bold outlines with watercolors. He did the task beautifully, became interested, and this was the beginning of one of the most astonishing adventures in twentieth century painting.

It is necessary to accept these works as the labour of a man who has to communicate this way because there is no other.
Peter Lanyon

No doctor has the right to tell someone there is no room for hope. It's so unfair.
Mary Pearce


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Reader Reviews for "The Miracle of Bryan Pearce"

Reviewed by Carole Murphy 12/11/2007
It is with a kinred spirit that I can relate to his beautiful told tale of PKU family. No one may never feel the pain or know the answer to " Why my child ? " Phenylketorunia has little information about the personal side of tis disorder. You speak to medical professionals that say " We don't know enought about PKU." However, when you leave and go home to he heart break---it's books like this that get you pass another day. Yes, this book is worth more than the asking price. We are lucky to have such a talented author apply his skills to pass on the message of hope to the worlds PKU community.

Bless you Mr. Stevens for your good deed and this lovely special book. Carole Anne Murphy ( A study Into PKU ) Canada
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 5/22/2005
This is one of the best books I've ever read, bar none. It reveals the very private side of one of the world's most amazing primitive artists, but gives us a great appreciation for his life, the tragedy his family has known, his mother's sacrifices for him, and reveals his tremendous talent to the world. I only wish I could obtain one of his works for my home. Michelle Close Mills

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