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  The Mouth and Foot Painting Artists

Nearly thirty years ago Mr. Felix Wiesinger who was known to Mr. Stegmann represented the MFPA in India after that his son Mr. Robert Felix Wiesinger continued with the job who took over the printing & publishing business of the family. Just recently in March 2001 Mr. Girish Kabra who is closely know to Mr. Robert Felix Wiesinger and also happens to have a vast experience in marketing joined hands and formed this new company to promote the work of the artists in a massive way all over India. 

Introduction: Art through adversity 

A polio victim, Arnulf Ercih Stegmann grew up without the use of his arms yet built a highly successful career in Germany by painting with a mouth-held bruch. It was his belief that if painters with similar problems formed a co-operative it would be possible for them to live by their artistic efforts and enjoy a sense of work security that until then had eluded them. 

This aim was to be achieved by the marketing of their work in the form of greetings cards, calendars, prints and illustrated books. The result has been a unique worldwide art movement.

One of the main themes of Stegmann's credo was that the new international Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists must never be regarded as a charity because many of its members were in wheelchairs or even hospitals beds. To him the key word was "partnership" - the word "charity" was as abhorrent to him as the word "pity" - and the Association has always proclaimed that it is not a charity and does not qualify for charitable assistance.

From the beginning its members have had full control of the enterprise that enables them to enjoy a secure livelihood despite severe handicap and which has given them a purpose in life. Many have achieved international recognition through work produced with brushes held by their teeth or clenched between their toes. 

M.F.P.A. is not a charity but a company entirely owned by seriously disabled members of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists. 


The Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (AMFPA) is an international organisation, owned by its artist members. 

MFPA Artists Pvt. Ltd is representing them in India whose purpose is to: 

Make contact with all people who are either artists who have lost the use of their hands through accident or illness and who paint with the brush held in the mouth or in the toes; or people who, having been born or become disabled, wish to learn to paint and support themselves throught the sale of their work.

Take care of its artists interests by helping them to sell their work, primarily in the form of reproductions as greetings cards, calendars and other artworks.

Publish material which communicates and supports the purpose of the organisation. 

Help disabled artists to attain self-respect, creative fulfilment and financial security. 

To create a marketing network throughout India to have easy accessibility for people to buy all their products.

To create awareness among the people of India about these artists who are proud to achieve their livelihood through their work of art. 

Contact us:
The Mouth and Foot Painting Artists
Maker Bhavan No.1, 2nd Floor, 
1 New Marine Lines, 
Mumbai - 400020 (INDIA)
Phone : 2262 66 66 / 77 / 88 / 99 
Fax : 2261 66 11 
Contact Person : Mr. Robert Felix Wiesinger / Mr. Girish Kabra