Prodigy Akiane Kramarik was born on July 9, 1994; she is an American poet and artist. She was known as a child prodigy and had begun drawing at the age of four. Her best known painting is the Prince of Peace, which was completed at the age of eight.
She is a self-taught painter. She states that God spoke to her when she was four years old, encouraging her to draw and paint her visions. Her parents were atheists at the time (they later converted to Christianity because of Kramarik’s painting and visions). She began to draw at the age of four, advanced to painting at six, and began to write poetry at seven. Her first completed self-portrait sold for US$10,000. Kramarik donates a portion of the revenue from art sales to charities.
Her paintings are often allegorical as well as spiritual, involving likenesses of Jesus, children and animals, as well as self-portraits. She often draws inspiration from magazine pictures.
At the age of 10, she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, at the age 12, on CNN. By the age of 12, she had completed sixty large paintings. Some of her works have been purchased by the US Embassy in Singapore. Overall, she has completed over 200 art works and 800 literary works and has published two best-selling books.
Quite talented she is, I’m almost in love myself (hehehe), totally self-taught?! A shocker and her parents supported her, support is a lot of things, and it gives one hope and inspiration. Still going to study for a course but will definitely go to an art school to fulfill all potentials.