Akiane Kramarik

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Akiane Kramarik
Born (1994-07-09) July 9, 1994 (age 20)
Mount Morris, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Painter, poet
Website
artakiane.com

Akiane Kramarik (/æˈkænæ/;[citation needed] born July 9, 1994) is an American poet and artist. She is known as a child prodigy and has begun drawing at the age of four. Kramarik is world-renowned for her paintings, but especially for her piece, Prince of Peace, which was completed at the age of eight.

Biography[edit]

Akiane Kramarik was born July 9, 1994, in Mount Morris, Illinois to a Lithuanian mother and an American father. She is homeschooled.[1]

She is primarily a self-taught painter. She states that God spoke to her when she was four years old, encouraging her to paint and draw her visions.[2] Her parents were atheists at the time (they later converted to Christianity because of Kramarik's paintings and visions). She started drawing at the age of four, and advanced to painting at six, and writing poetry at seven. Her first completed self-portrait sold for US$10,000.[2] A portion of the money generated from sales is donated by Kramarik to charities.[3] According to Kramarik, her art is inspired by her visions of heaven, and her personal connection with God. Her art depicts life, landscape, and people.

At the age of 10, she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and at the age of 12, on CNN.[4]

To date, she has completed over 200 published art works, 800 literary creations and published two best selling books.[3]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Akiane Kramarik, (2006). Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry. Nashville: W Publishing Group. ISBN 0-8499-0044-1. 
  • Akiane Kramarik, (2006). Akiane My Dream is Bigger Than I: Memories of Tomorrow. Artakiane.llc. ISBN 0-9778697-0-9. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Her Life Artakiane.com
  2. ^ a b "Akiane Kramarik: Dream Child". Christianity Today. July 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-01-24. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 
  3. ^ a b Akiane: home page
  4. ^ "Lou Dobbs Tonight Transcript". CNN. 2003-10-24. Archived from the original on 24 January 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 

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