9 amazing autistic artists with savant syndrome

  • 9 amazing autistic artists with savant syndrome


    Richard Wawro

    richard wawro

    Richard Wawro (1952-2006) was an autistic savant artist from Edinburgh, Scotland. He gained global fame for his detailed drawings made with wax oil crayons. When Wawro was three years old, he began to exhibit autistic behavior, such as withdrawal, obsession for sameness, and a preoccupation with the piano. He also struggled with language until age 11.

    Wawro began to draw when he was 3 years of age, and he also revealed a phenomenal memory - his drawings perfectly recalled images seen just once. Wawro had a particular fascination with light and shadows. Throughout his lifetime, he sold over 1,000 pieces in over 100 exhibitions.