Debra Chwast received a master's in social work and worked as a therapist for 33 years. When Seth was diagnosed with autism at 21 months, Debra threw herself into an 18-year attempt to bring Seth into our world. After Seth discovered painting, she produced a short documentary on Seth titled A Different Kind of Journey, which was accepted into the Ohio Independent Film Festival in 2004, and shown on WVIZ PBS. Debra is now Seth's manager, travel agent, promoter and-literally-his voice. She speaks to large groups, participates in panels on autism, and provides keynote addresses about her life with Seth. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Seth Chwast's unique works of art reflect his vision of the world. He has exhibited at Penn State College of Medicine, University Hospitals of Case Western Reserve, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the United Nations. His love of travel led to exhibitions in Galapagos, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Curaçao. His enormous mural Manhattan Floating decorates the lobby of the Time Equities building in NYC. See www.SethChwastArt.com.