Image: Edward Dutkiewicz

Edward Dutkiewicz obituary in The Guardian

The artist Edward Dutkiewicz, who created vibrant and colourful sculptures, paintings and collages from his painted wheelchair, has died of multiple sclerosis at the age of 46. He was 21 when he was told he had the disease. At that time little was known about it, except that it was brutal and fatal. The consultant who made the diagnosis had little knowledge and even less insight. Ed bought a bottle of whisky, drove to his favourite spot by the river Tame in the West Midlands, loaded one bullet in his father's army revolver, and drank the whisky. He fired the revolver, and, having played Russian roulette and survived, decided that he would give it a go - which he did, valiantly and without fuss or complaint, for the next 25 years.

Read the full obituary here.

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