Child Prodigy Marla Olmstead Now

child artist prodigy olmstead

Remember child prodigy Marla Olmstead? She was the 4 year old painter that captured the media’s attention back in 2004. She sold a whole bunch of paintings and prints, had a few exhibitions, was on 60 Minutes, and there was also a documentary made on her called My Kid Could Paint That. I believe her larger paintings were selling for amounts in the tens of thousands but I couldn’t find any record prices that she sold for. Well anyway, that was 10 years ago which would make her about 14 now.Continue Reading

3 Year Old Autistic Child Prodigy

Child Prodigy Iris Grace

Every few years there seems to be a new child prodigy pop up. Back when I was active on Art News Blog there were the 4 year old painter Marla Olmstead, the 11 year old Akiane and a few others. The new kid on the block is only 3 years old. Iris Grace Halmshaw is also autistic and hasn’t started talking yet.Continue Reading

Marla Olmstead Documentary – My Kid Could Paint That

I finally watched the Marla Olmstead documentary that people have been commenting on in earlier Marla posts here, here, and here. The comments that people have left on earlier posts are very FOR or AGAINST the little “child prodigy” with very few neutral opinions on the whole saga. I still think the art critic Clement Greenberg got it right when he said..

“In visual arts, prodigies don’t count. In music and literature, yes, but not in art.” Clement GreenbergContinue Reading

Child Painter Marla Olmstead

Last night there were a few new comments on some earlier posts about the child painter Marla Olmstead, which made me think that the media must be talking about her somewhere. But I was tired and went to bed without checking if it was anything worth mentioning.Continue Reading

Marla Olmstead on 60 Minutes

I did not see the episode on 60 minutes recently, but it’s interesting to see what people have to say about it. See the two previous posts on Art News Blog and the comments that people have had.Continue Reading

4 Year old Marla Olmstead

The so called “Child Prodigy” Marla Olmstead is in the news again, gaining more international exposure than most veteran artists. Her work is now selling for up to $15,000 each. I wonder if those same works will still be worth $15,000 in twenty years time? Continue Reading

4 year old art prodigy?

This story below made me think of this quote from the art critic Clement Greenburg..

“In visual arts, prodigies don’t count. In music and literature, yes, but not in art.”

Clement GreenburgContinue Reading