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Edmund Thomas Clint, Young talented artist who completed more than 25,000 paintings in just 7 years!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Edmund Thomas Clint was a young talented artist who was known for drawing more than 25,000 pictures in his small period of life. He passed away at the age of 7, but left behind a legacy of amazing art using mediums like crayons, chalk, water colours and oil paints to create drawings and paintings that mirrored the world around him.



About Clint:

Name : Edmund Thomas Clint (Clint)
Born : May 19, 1976

Died : April 15, 1983 at the age six years and 11 months
Place of Birth : Kochi / Cochin , Kerala, India
Parents : Mr M.T. Joseph and Mrs. Chinnamma Joseph

Clint's father was a fan of Clint Eastwood, the famous Hollywood actor cum director. So he gave his son the name "Clint".

He won several prizes at drawing competitions. At the age of 5, Clint secured first place in a competition held for painters below the age 18. He was interested in painting Hindu festivals and traditional events near his home in Kochi

Videos
Watch videos on Edmund Thomas Clint who completed more than 25,000 pictures in the short 2522 days (six years and 11 months) that he lived.

Famous documentary film director, Shiv kumar made a short documentary called "Clint" on this great Young artist. The work film highlighted his life and work. you can watch it here:

Watch on Youtube



Watch on Youtube

Books
There are 2 biographies on him:
Malayalam : Clint - Nirangalude Rajakumaran (Clint - The Prince of Colors) by Sebastian Pallithode
English : A Brief Hour of Beauty by Ammu Nair




References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Thomas_Clint
https://www.keralatourism.org/clint/aboutclint
https://www.facebook.com/ClintPainting



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