After Years In Darkness, Akiane Kramarik’s Famous Painting Of Jesus Brought ‘Into The Light Again’ CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago-area prodigy Akiane Kramarik made a name for herself in the art world at just 8 years old when her painting of Jesus launched her career.
For the first time in more than 15 years, the original Prince of Peace — painted by then 8-yr old art prodigy Akiane Kramarik — was unveiled in November 2019. Instantly, it was purchased by an anonymous U.S. art collector for $850,000.
Akiane Kramarik net worth: Akiane Kramarik is an American poet and artist who has a net worth of $2 million . Akiane Kramarik was born in Mount Morris, Illinois in July 1994. She became known as a child prodigy and started drawing at four years old.
The masterpiece of Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) is one of 15 known paintings by da Vinci and shows Jesus Christ holding what appears to be a glass orb. However, in the painting , which dates back to around 1500, there are no signs of refraction or reflection from the glass orb.
The most famous painting of Jesus Christ is, of course, The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. In The Last Supper , Leonardo da Vinci hoped to capture Jesus Christ dining for the final time with his apostles. The Last Supper was painted as a fresco and, like most of Leonardo’s work, contains many hidden aspects.
Early life. Akiane Kramarik was born on July 9, 1994, in Mount Morris, Illinois, to a Lithuanian mother and a non-practicing Catholic American father. Kramarik professed she saw the face of Jesus Christ in her visions. Her education began at a parochial school, but she was later homeschooled.
Today, she’s finished more than 250 paintings . She told a Chicago TV news outlet in February that her original “Prince of Peace” had recently sold for more than $800,000. “Every day if I didn’t paint I felt empty,” Kramarik said in an interview. “I still paint every day at 3 in the morning.”
Akiane has published two books so far, with the first one being published when she was just 10-years-old. She is currently working on her third book and setting up an art exhibition in Chicago.
Despite the complexities of the modern world, Kramarik , now 23, holds fast to the youthful wonder she possessed since her earliest days of painting.
April 30 is the 127th birthday of an artist whose name you probably don’t know, but his work may be the most widely distributed of the 20th century. Despite never leaving Chicago, Warner Sallman influenced how many Christians the world over, for better or worse, picture Jesus .