“Prodigy Returns: A New Collection of Artwork by Autumn de Forest”





The Artist in her Studio         2013


To honor the rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Sandy, Autumn de Forest 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 will be unveiled the first week in July at Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks in Wildwood, NJ as part of the opening celebrations of Morey’s Piers’ new artBOX, a first-of-its-kind boardwalk artist colony made from re-purposed shipping containers. In late May, leading up to the unveiling, an 8’ x 30’ installation OF Autum’s original painting will be constructed, with the help of a large crane and a giant drape, on the only vertical shipping container in the artBOX colony.   THE IMAGE WILL BE DRAPED UNTIL THE FIRST WEEK OF JULY WHEN AUTUMN WILL HOST THE CEREMONY TO UNVEIL THE IMAGE.  Exact Date to be announced in mid-June.



“Prodigy Returns: A New Collection of Artwork by
Autumn de Forest”
Exhibition comes to Stone Harbor, New Jersey


Stone Harbor, NJ – (May 2013) – An impressive collection of original artwork by child prodigy Autumn de Forest will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor, New Jersey.   www.oceangalleries.com  Meet Autumn during three artist appearances: Friday, July 5th  from 6-10 pm, Saturday, July 6th  from 6-10 pm and Sunday, July 7th , 2013  from 1-4 pm.

The gallery welcomes all Autumn de Forest enthusiasts and collectors, as exhibit previews begin Thursday, July 4 and the exhibition extends until Sunday, July 14.

The " Prodigy Returns: A New Collection of Artwork by Autumn de Forest" exhibition will include approximately 50 pieces of her extraordinary art.Artwork is available for acquisition and all appearances are open to the public.


Autumn de Forest B-Roll reel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj8S64QREP0
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/27/art-prodigies_n_1699565.html#slide=1285431

Ocean Galleries
9618 Third Avenue
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247

When: Receptions with Autumn de Forest
Friday,           July 5, 2013 - 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday       July 6, 2013 – 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
Sunday          July 7, 2013 –1:00 pm -   4:00 pm

RSVP'S Requested @ 609-368-7777 or jm@oceangalleries.com
Website: www.oceangalleries.com
RSVP Telephone: 609-368-7777 or jm@oceangalleries.com











Barbie Marilyn

About Autumn de Forest


Barely eleven young years of age, but one conversation with Autumn de Forest convinces one they are in the presence of an incredible talent and an old soul. "We had heard about Autumn and seen several online videos featuring her, but we were still amazed the first time we had the opportunity to speak and see her artwork," says one gallerist, “She is so poised, incredibly smart, and genuinely obsessed with painting. Yet, she recognizes that there is so much more to her art – it is a way to communicate and connect to people. And most importantly, she realizes that she has a gift and is meant to share her art and her message with the world."

Dr. Joanne Ruthsatz-Child Prodigy Expert                     http://youtu.be/bV0rvE7uJI4

Autumn eloquently tells the story of how she began painting when she was five years old. "I had been through my toddler phase, so I wanted to do something to help the world – to change the world; so I thought, how about painting? My parents put a blank canvas in front of me and I began creating." Five years later and Autumn compares painting to breathing - she has an inherent passion to paint.

Dripping Summer                          

The young artist's pieces grace collections worldwide and Autumn had the honor of being the youngest artist ever featured at the National Art Education Association's annual convention, where she appeared along with art world legends such as Peter Max and Chuck Close. Matt Lauer interviewed Autumn on the Today Show, The Discovery Channel profiled her as a child genius, and many other television programs featured the young talent, including Inside Edition, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC News. American Girl Magazine, Parenting, and Huffington Post are just a few of the publications that have spotlighted Autumn.

Her artistic style has been compared to iconic abstract painters including Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and 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. This is quite an extraordinary accomplishment for this young prodigy.

Autumn has art in her blood.  Among family members include painters Roy de Forest (American, 1930-2007), Lockwood de Forest (American 1850-1932) and George de Forest Brush (American, 1855-1941).

She is also the youngest living descendant of Robert W. de Forest, who was the Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, and under whose tenure the American Wing of the Museum was built.


Although most recognized for her artwork, Autumn has an uncanny ability to inspire those around her with the wonder of creativity and the beauty of self-expression.   She is at ease in the spotlight, and has a gift of being able to reach kids and their parents with her articulate observations, and insights.  Autumn is as compassionate about helping the world as she is passionate of her art. She has traveled the country speaking on the importance of arts in education; Harvard University recently invited her to speak on the subject. Her charitable and humanitarian support also includes relief efforts in Haiti and Japan.

Autumn was invited by the City of Malibu, California to be their featured Artist in the Malibu Fine Arts Festival, sponsored by Ford Motor Company.  She also has the distinction to have been the youngest artist in the 25 year history of the Boulder City, Colorado Fine Arts Festival, and was awarded “Best of Show” (out of a field of 100 artists) in the Boulder City 2009 Spring Jamboree.

MEDIA INTERVIEWS are coordinated by:
Allison Zucker-Perelman, Relevant Communications,
561.715.9525   allison@relevantcommunications.net
New Jersey & On-site Media contact:  Julie Hayles
pr@oceangalleries.com  605.576.3717

A full biography, b-roll, video clips and 300 dpi photography are available upon request @ allison@relevantcommunications.net










Autumn de Forest     The Artist In Her Studio

"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

NBC's The Today Show, Inside Edition, Fox News, ABC News, CBS News, The Discovery Channel, ITN (UK), Sunrise (AU), American Girl Magazine

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 $100,000.00 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.

Today Show - Crayola: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekC-uU4GLwQ

In her ninth year, Autumn signed a worldwide licensing agreement, and continued to sell an overwhelming amount of artwork - totaling over $400,000.00.






“Barbie Marilyn”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pFY15WJ7QM

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.







Image: “Barbie Marilyn”

Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG-O7rUH7EU

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 for relief efforts in Haiti and Japan.

Image: “Crayola Flag”

“My City – Electric Cowboy” TIMELAPSE: http://www.youtube.com/user/autumndeforest

“Times Square – Mom & Me” - INSPIRED BY Udraw: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDVs0U_OcMI

Child Prodigy Peace Documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1Q4RWZWhCk

MEDIA INTERVIEWS are coordinated by:
  Allison Zucker-Perelman, Relevant Communications,
561.715.9525   allison@relevantcommunications.net
New Jersey & On-site Media contact:  Julie Hayles
pr@oceangalleries.com  605.576.3717

A full biography, b-roll, video clips and 300 dpi photography are available upon request @ allison@relevantcommunications.net