The Autistic Russian Teenager Amazes the World with His Art

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When Markus Martinovich was diagnosed with epilepsy and autism as a baby, his mother refused to put him into a care home, despite pressure from doctors.

Inspired by her love, Markus started painting – astonishing his mum with his artistic talent.

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Now the 13-year-old’s artwork is exhibited around the world, and sells for thousands of dollars.

photo: facebook/markusmartinovitch

Markus’s mother Natalya spoke to the BBC Service about his talent. Watch her interview here.

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