Akiane Kramarik

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Akiane Kramarik
Born (1994-07-09) July 9, 1994 (age 19)
Mount Morris, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation painter, poet
Website
artakiane.com

Akiane Kramarik (/æˈkænæ/; born July 9, 1994) is an American poet and artist.

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 three years old, encouraging her to paint and draw her visions.[2] Her parents were atheists at the time (they later converted to Christianity on account of Kramarik's paintings and visions). Kramarik started drawing at the age of four, advancing 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. Kramarik's 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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