(WTNH) — She has been called a genius, prodigy, and a modern master. A 13 year old professional artist Autumn de Forest began painting at the age of 5 and has been painting masterpieces ever since. She has been compared to Picasso and Warhol.

Autumn recently returned from the Vatican where she was honored by Pope Francis himself.  Her artwork, a gift to the pope, is now hanging in the Vatican.

In the U.S. Autumn works with Turnaround Arts, which uses art to create success in struggling schools. Head to http://turnaroundarts.pcah.gov/ for more details.

For more information about Autumn, head to www.autumndeforest.com