Youngest professional artist
Arushi Bhatnagar
India (Ujjain)
The record for the youngest professional artist was achieved by Arushi Bhatnagar (India, b. 1 June 2002). She had her first solo exhibition at the Kalidasa Akademi in Ujjain, India, on 11 May 2003 when she was 344 days (or 11 months) old. Her first painting was sold for 5000 Rupee (£65). As of 27 February 2007 Arushi had 12 solo exhibitions, made more than 2,500 paintings and was nominated for the national POGO amazing kid artist award 2005.