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Young Prodigy Autumn De Forest Sells Six-Figure Paintings to Major Collectors
Ed. Note: Text and photos provided by Park West Gallery.
Autumn de Forest is certainly creating a name for herself in the art world. At the young age of 12, the child prodigy has commissioned six-figure works of art and has garnered national and international acclaim for her colorful tributes to Marilyn Monroe. Her artistic style has been compared to iconic abstract painters including Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and the Picasso.
Her exhibitions have defined her as one of the most accomplished and recognized prodigies of our time. Her original masterpieces have sold for tens of thousands of dollars, and have been acquired by several major art collectors. Autumn has just been chosen for inclusion by Park West Gallery.
Since a very early age, Autumn has been featured in the national and international press.
Autumn has numerous known and collected 20th Century painters in her family including Roy de Forest (American, 1930-2007), Lockwood de Forest (American, 1850-1932) and George de Forest Brush (American, 1855-1941).
She is the youngest living descendant of Robert W. de Forest, who was the Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, where the American Wing was named in his honor.
The “pint-sized Picasso” as one media outlet proclaimed her, is also very active in philanthropic endeavors. Autumn insists upon supporting charitable and humanitarian efforts including arts education, and has raised more than $60,000 for relief efforts in Haiti and Japan.
The young artist's works grace collections worldwide and Autumn had the honor of being the youngest artist ever featured at the National Art Education Association's annual convention, where she appeared along with art world legends such as Peter Max and Chuck Close. Matt Lauer interviewed Autumn on the Today Show, The Discovery Channel profiled her as a child genius, and many other television programs have featured the young talent, including Inside Edition, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC News.