Detroit, MI — Founded in 1969 by Albert Scaglione, Park West Gallery has become one of Detroit’s most revered businesses. In the past several decades, the gallery has helped foster the careers of many aspiring artists most recently, 11-year-old Autumn de Forest. Scaglione has personally taken de Forest under his wing and as a result she has become the youngest artist ever to be part of Park West’s esteemed roster which also includes Romero Britto, Peter Max and the late Thomas Kinkade.
Furthermore, the Scagliones and the Park West Foundation have donated extensive collections of art and art books to many prestigious universities and educational institutions including: Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Henry Ford Community College, and Jackson Community College among others. Through their generosity, students, faculty, staff and visitors can discover the arts through the rich portrayals of artists from around the world.
Autumn de Forest is certainly creating a name for herself in the art world. At the young age of 11, the child prodigy has garnered national and international acclaim for her artwork. Since beginning her career at age 7, de Forest has become a well-known and highly-collected Artist.
Her artistic style has been compared to iconic abstract painters including Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and the Modern Master 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 exhibitions. Quite an extraordinary accomplishment for this young prodigy.