Akiane: The Modern Mozart of Painting

Child prodigy Akiane Kramarik was better at drawing when she was a toddler than you or I will ever be.

A modern Mozart of painting, Akiane was born to a Lithuanian immigrant mother and a chef father from Chicago. Her family was not well off; they had no friends, relatives and they faced many hardships. They had only each other- and from their strong familial and spiritual bonds, Akiane was blessed with a talent that not many in this world have.

When Akiane was just 4 years old, she started experiencing “visions” that led her to draw, paint or otherwise express herself through many mediums- including pencils, lipstick, charcoal and even fruits and vegetables. So overwhelmed was she with these visions, Akiane had to keep them to herself, lest she worry her parents.

It is not time yet for you to know what I see. When that time comes, then you will know.

Her realistic drawings- especially of human faces- were so impressive, so unbelievable, that she was named a child prodigy. Akiane has since been featured on Oprah, NBC, ABC, FOX, CNN among many other networks, showcasing her incredible talent. But I think her work speaks for itself.

AGE 4, “WOMAN”
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AGE 5, “MY GRANDMOTHER”

The first and last time I saw my grandmother Aldona from Lithuania for a month was when I was four. I still remember her smile and the words she whispered to me, “I believed in God all my life, but I was afraid to share it with my family and friends. Don’t repeat my mistake, Akiane. Share your faith with others. It will bring more happiness to you and to others. And never give up your passion.

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AGE 7, “THE HORSE”

When I was seven I wanted to paint one horse I saw on a farm. I don’t know why it appeared funny to me at that time.

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AGE 10, “POWER OF PRAYER”

The birds in this painting represent prayers. The power of prayer is direction, humbleness, sincerity, and faith. These birds just like the prayers seeking God are flying towards the light. Some birds are focused on their destination, some are distracted, others are playfully soaring, while still others are disappointed and returning back.

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AGE 12, “HAND OF DESTINY”

This is a story of choosing happiness over sadness, and choosing to close the wounds of time, instead of becoming the wounds themselves.

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AGE 14, “PURITY”

Purity of youth and purity of spirit are the only expressions that were flooding my attention during the painting. The wider meaning, however, is still undisclosed to me.

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AGE 16, “OPEN DOOR”
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AGE 17, “BETWEEN THE FRAMES”
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AGE 18, “MIGRATION”
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Source : Akiane