The Autistic Russian Teenager Amazes the World with His Art
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.
Now the 13-year-old’s artwork is exhibited around the world, and sells for thousands of dollars.
Markus’s mother Natalya spoke to the BBC Service about his talent. Watch her interview here.