Tribute to Harry Angelman


Realized by Anne Chateau


on the occasion of the centenary


of his birthday – August the 13th


for the association Syndrome Angelman France.



Harry Angelman

Dessin à la sanguine, au fusain,

pastel et crayon carbone – août 2015

Processed with Moldiv
Processed with Moldiv


Harry Angelman is an English physician who identified in 1965 the Puppet Syndrome, whose name was changed later in Angelman Syndrome, in tribute to the man who had discovered it.

Dr. Angelman writes in personal correspondence, 1991:
« The history of medicine is full of interesting stories about the discovery of illnesses. The saga of Angelman’s Syndrome is one such story. It was purely by chance that nearly thirty years ago three handicapped children were admitted at various times to my children’s ward in England. They had a variety of disabilities, and although at first sight they seemed to be suffering from different conditions, I felt that there was a common cause for their illness. The diagnosis was purely a clinical one, because in spite of technical investigations, which today are more refined, I was unable to establish scientific proof that the three children all had the same handicap. In view of this I hesitated to write about them in the medical journals. However, when on holiday in Italy I happened to see an oil painting in the Castelvecchio museum in Verona called . . . a Boy with a Puppet. The boy’s laughing face and the fact that my patients exhibited jerky movements gave me the idea of writing an article about the three children with a title of Puppet Children. It was not a name that pleased all parents, but it served as a means of combining the three little patients into a single group. Later the name was changed to Angelman syndrome. This article was published in 1965, and after some initial interest lay almost forgotten until the early eighties. »


copie au pastel aout 2015

Copie au pastel sec del Ritratto di fanciuollo con disegno

Giovanni Francesco Caroto (1480-1555) – août 2015 Anne Chateau

Painting and art are the best ways to thank this man for his works about Angelman Syndrome.

Here is some pictures that could make him wonder : What is the common point between these young men in 2015 ?


François Chateau – huile sur carton entoilé – janvier 2015


Nicolas Piquerez

Nicolas Piquerez – huile sur carton entoilé – mai 2015

François avril 2015

François Chateau – extrait d’une huile sur carton entoilé – avril 2015

François chateau

François Chateau – sanguine, fusain – août 2014

Pierre Yves Godé

Pierre-Yves Godé – sanguine et fusain – août 2014

Nicolas de Broin 2014

Nicolas de Broin – fusain et pastel – septembre 2014

op – ac -août 2015

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