Fond memory of Clint
are born with a divine touch as God created them specially. They may not be with us for long but they leave behind a rare collection of creativity, reminding us always of their presence in this world. Thus, a history is created. Friends, we are talking about Clint, one of the world’s youngest painters. Edmund Thomas Clint was born on 19th May, 1976 in Kochi, Kerala. His life in this world was very short and he passed away on 15th April, 1983. But a month short of his 7 year life was enough to attract world attention. What a wonderful kid has was! There are about 25000 pictures to his credit! He began to draw pictures on walls using small pieces of stones when he was just 6 months old. He drew pictures of whatever images that came in front of his eyes. This included birds, animals, trees and plants. When his father brought crayons and colour pencils, he began non-stop drawing. When an art teacher came to teach him drawing he went back after seeing Clint’s drawings on the wall. He remarked, “Clint knows everything; there is nothing I can teach him.” Clint was immersed in his world of paintings. He gave images to the characters in the stories heard from his mother. Clint found themes for drawing from his surroundings including the temple festivals, images of God etc. When Clint was five years old he won the Gold Medal in the Painting competition held for the under 18 years. But it was almost time for Clint to leave this world. He left this abode as God wanted Clint beside Him.