When Autumn De Forest was just 5 years old she walked into an art studio and fell in love with the industry. Ever since then she has distinguished herself as a professional artist and at the age of 14 her paintings are exhibited alongside both contemporary and modern masters. In addition, Autumn was declared an “advanced child prodigy” by the country’s foremost authority on the clinical study of prodigies, Dr. Joanne Ruthsatz, Ph.D, of The Ohio State University.
Her philanthropic work began well before she sold her first painting for over $1,000. As her paintings command worldwide attention, Autumn insists upon supporting charitable and humanitarian efforts. Not limited to this list, she has donated to public art installations celebrating the re-building efforts of the New Jersey Shore, The Red Cross, and Habitat For Humanity.
Matt Lauer interviewed Autumn on the Today Show, The Discovery Channel profiled her as a child genius, CNN profiled her in their “Power Of She” series, in addition to appearances including PBS, Inside Edition, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC News and The Wendy Williams Show. American Girl Magazine, Parenting, and the Huffington Post are just a few of the publications that have spotlighted Autumn. She has been the subject of feature articles in Scholastic News and last spring’s feature subject in Time Magazine for Kids.
Autumn’s artistic abilities are no fluke. She has numerous known and collected 20th century artists in her family, including painters Roy de Forest (American, 1930-2007), Lockwood de Forest (American, 1850-1932) and George de Forest Brush (American, 1855-1941). Her artistic style has been compared to iconic abstract painters including Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Pablo Picasso. Notably, Autumn de Forest’s collectors have acquired the majority of works offered and presented at each and every one of her recent world-wide exhibitions.