Date of birth: 06.02.1969
Scholarship holder since: 01.09.1996
Born on 6 February 1969 in Rock Island, Illinois. Since birth Mr Hartwick has suffered from a rare neuromuscular disease called congenital multiple arthrogryposis. He is unable to use his arms and hands. As a child Mr Hartwick already began to paint with his mouth. He currently studies art at university. The mouth painter used to design Christmas cards but prefers to paint roses in all their variations. He has held a number of exhibitions and has received several awards for his originals.