“My curse… To be the greatest painter who ever lived! And yet, to never be able to see them for myself!”
The year is 1893, and struggling artist Charles Delaware Tate works alone in a garret in New York City. Frustrated by his lack of artistic genius, he seems doomed to a life of misery and failure. And then he meets Eloise Verinder... and his whole world changes.
The year is 1920. Charles Delaware Tate now lives alone in a sanatorium. But he’s still painting, creating extraordinary works of art. Even though he is completely blind.
A new nurse arrives, eager to hear the story of Charles’ rise and fall... and of his first encounter with Count Petofi...