Presentation on theme: "THE ART OF AUTUMN DE FOREST. "Autumn de Forest is an Artistic Genius" The Discovery Channel "I own a Picasso, a Warhol - and now I own an Autumn de Forest""— Presentation transcript:
THE ART OF AUTUMN DE FOREST
"Autumn de Forest is an Artistic Genius" The Discovery Channel "I own a Picasso, a Warhol - and now I own an Autumn de Forest" M. Pivoz - Art Collector
At age six, Autumn showed her artwork as a featured artist at the prestigious Malibu Fine Art Festival. At age seven, Autumn sold her first painting for over $1,000. As an eight year old, at her first auction, Autumn sells over $100, in 16 minutes, and signs a worldwide Publishing and Management Agreement. Autumn is featured on a child genius special on Discovery Channel, and is interviewed by Matt Lauer on NBC's Today Show. In her ninth year, Autumn signed a worldwide licensing agreement, and continued to sell an overwhelming amount of artwork - totaling over $400, AUTUMN DE FOREST BIO
Arts in education is a cause that is very dear to Autumn's heart, and Autumn is often invited to guest lecture at schools and organizations to promote the profound importance of the arts in education, and the folly of administrators and politicians that choose to cut those programs from public schools - especially underprivileged schools. Autumn's ability to express how learning through the arts has empowered her has led to an invitation to speak at Harvard University on the importance of keeping arts in the schools. Autumn appeared along with art world legends Peter Max and Chuck Close at this year's annual National Art Educators Association (NAEA) conference in New York City. As her paintings fetch up to $25,000 apiece, Autumn insists upon supporting charitable and humanitarian efforts including arts education, and has created artwork totaling $60,000 for relief efforts in Haiti and Japan.
AUTUMN DE FOREST TALKING POINTS The first time Autumn was ever in New York City, it was to be interviewed by Matt Lauer on the Today Show, and the BBC shut down a portion of Times Square to shoot a piece about Autumn. Autumn was featured on a special entitled "Genius Kids" on the Discovery Channel. Autumn's paintings have sold for as much as $25,000 at auction at age seven. Autumn was commissioned by Disney to create a suite of Disney Princess paintings. Autumn has numerous known and collected 20th Century painters in her family including Roy de Forest (American, ), Lockwood de Forest (American, ) and George de Forest Brush (American, ). Autumn 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. Autumn lectures nationally at schools, corporations on the importance of the arts in education, and has been asked to speak at Harvard University. Image Above: Gold Barbie Marilyn
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Image Above: My City – Electric Cowboy
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The art of Autumn de Forest already exhibits a maturity and depth that many artists never achieve. She is an amazing person, an avid reader and a sponge for all that is good around her. She and her parents have chosen me to be her art dealer. It truly is a serious responsibility but more so a blessing. Albert Scaglione – Founder & CEO Park West Gallery PARK WEST GALLERY
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To honor the rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Sandy, Autumn has created a special tribute painting to be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund. A giant replica of this commemorative piece of art was unveiled the first week in July at Moreys Piers & Beachfront Waterparks in Wildwood, NJ as part of the opening celebrations of Moreys Piers new artBOX, a first-of-its-kind boardwalk artist colony made from re-purposed shipping containers. HURRICANE SANDY DONATION
"American Graphic" I was inspired by Grant Wood - he did the original "American Gothic during the Depression. I like Grant Wood because even famous painters had dude-crushes on other painters. Grant Wood had one on Albrecht Durer, a painter in the Gothic style. That is why Grant Wood named his "American Gothic", because he felt he was putting his own spin on it. That made me feel that it was completely reasonable to borrow ideas and styles, because even the painters we think are classic now, borrowed from painters before them. I did this painting for Crayola, and used my crayons which I melted down and turned into encaustic medium, which is just a fancy word for painting with wax. The pink crayon represents my feminine personality, and a ray of hope.
"Barbie Marilyn This painting is about Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol and Barbie. I Iike Andy Warhol because of his ideas about Art. I like the idea that whatever I put a frame around could be art - even ordinary things like soup and soap. By painting Marilyn Monroe like those things, she became a brand of merchandise too. The moment I got Andy Warhol and Marilyn Monroe, I knew I wanted to paint Barbie Marilyn.
"Dripping Hearts I believe we are all on the Earth for a reason. We all have gifts that we can give the world before we die. Each one stands for an idea of something that I want to do in my life, to give back to the world. The grown up trees stand for artworks that I have already given to charities to help people. The road is the narrow path that I want to stay on so I can accomplish all of these goals in my life. This painting is what I imagine the inside of my heart looks like. The gold drips are my feelings that are attached to my love.
Article published in middle school textbook of English as a Foreign Language, Awesome New Edition Students Book Level 1 Unit 6, "Talented Kids": "Meet Autumn de Forest" First Edition: 2014 EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES Scholastic News – Distribution – 6 million in-classroom impressions: articles/ /autumns-artwork H3YboF1hg Rq-24g-Tk Benjamin School Art Lecture – Feb 2012