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09 January - Australian newest and youngest artist

Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:28 pm
by Max ADU
Australian Birthday Today

Aelita Andre (born 9 January 2007) is an Australian abstract artist

Andre was born to Australian father Michael Andre and Russian mother Nikka Kalashnikova. She often watched her parents, both artists themselves, work on canvases on the floor, where she learned to paint before she could walk.

Andre's mother, believing her daughter to be a child prodigy, showed some of Andre's paintings to a Melbourne-based art curator when the girl was 22 months old. Impressed with the work, the curator agreed to include it in a group exhibition in the Brunswick StreetGallery,

Aelita is known for her Surrealist painting style and her young age.

She began to paint when aged nine months, and her work was displayed publicly in a group exhibition shortly after she turned two

Andre's first solo exhibition, The Prodigy of Color, ran from 4 June to 25 June 2011 at the Agora Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Chelsea. Manhattan NY, when she was four years old.


It contained 24 of her paintings, each on sale for between $4,400 and $10,000.

The press nicknamed her "the Pee-wee Picasso" after every single piece in the exhibition sold within the first two weeks and according to the BBC, these sales may make the four-year-old "the youngest ever professional artist"

To date the most expensive painting was sold for $24,000

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