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Unformatted text preview: their house on Eugene Street in 1997 because it was where artist James Castle had lived from 1931 until he died in 1977. "I'm a history buff," Jeannie Schmidt said. "I thought it would be a e of Castle's art, even though his family had removed boxes and reams of it before they left. He was well-known to have secret-ed away his drawings and constructed figures, showing them off to visitors on his own terms. So the Schmidt sisters were always on the lookout. And after 15 years, while tearing out some old drywall in the sleeping porch, their dad, Eugene, found two Castle "books" - one of the artist's See CASTLE, A7 Three examples of work by lames Castle (above), though not from the disputed new find. JAMES CASTLE THE ARTIST Deaf, mute, illiterate- and a self-taught genius. A7 Idaho Statesman file photos...
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