Autumn de Forest was born in 2001 and has been a professional artist for most of her life. Her paintings have been collected internationally. She was dubbed a “child prodigy” and called “an artistic genius,” in a special program produced by The Discovery Channel.
Autumn has participated in national media tours, has been interviewed by Matt Lauer on the Today Show, and featured on Inside Edition, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC news spots. She has lectured throughout the United States for global corporations, universities, charities, and organizations of all kinds. She was also the youngest artist to be invited to speak at the National Art Education Association’s annual convention, where she appeared alongside internationally renowned artists, Peter Max and Chuck Close. In print, she has been featured in American Girl Magazine, Parenting, and The Huffington Post. The young artist also supports charitable and humanitarian efforts including arts education, and relief efforts in Haiti and Japan.
In 2015, Autumn received the International Giuseppe Sciacca Award in Painting and Art.
The award took her to the Vatican for a private showing of her artwork with the pope.
She’s also working with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, headed up by Michelle Obama.
As part of the program, de Forest travels to underprivileged schools around the country and leads painting workshops.
Her paintings have raked in over $7 million at auctions over the years, much of which has gone directly to charities and disaster relief funds.