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At age four, Claudia Marseille was diagnosed with a severe hearing loss.  With determination and the help of powerful hearing aids, she learned to hear, speak and lipread. After earning master’s degrees in archaeology and in public policy, and finally an MFA, she developed a career in photography and painting, a profession compatible with a hearing loss. Claudia ran a fine art portrait photography studio for fifteen years before becoming a full-time painter. Her paintings are represented by a gallery in Mill Valley, CA, and can be seen at


She has played classical piano much of her life; in her free time she loves to read, watch movies, travel, spend time with friends, and attend concerts and art exhibits. She and her husband live in Oakland and have one grown daughter.        

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