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Welcome to Michael Tolleson Robles Autistic savant artist.

Michael Tolleson Robles, An Autistic Savant Artist, Author, and Advocate
To create his prolific works of art, with no formal instruction in art, Michael relies on his Asperger’s-mind. During his short-painting-career (about 9 years) he has painted more than 1500 gallery-worthy paintings. Regardless of its size, paintings are usually completed in less than 120 minutes. As a result, Michael is reluctant to take credit for his work, believing his savant autism is actually the artist within him. Until his mid-fifties, Michael was unaware of his autism. In 2015, at the age of fifty-eight, he was formally diagnosed with Autism.
In October 2014 Michael received a global first place in visual arts at the “ANCA Naturally Autistic 2014 Awards” in Scotland.
In April 2015, Michael appeared and painted live at the Nokia Center in Los Angeles during the “Temple Grandin and Friends’” event, demonstrating, as a savant, the gifts autism brings through him. He does this often at autism benefits and conferences.
Michael maintains and operates the Galeria Robles, a 4000 square-foot facility that houses an Art Gallery, and Art Studios with off the street parking
located in the historic centro area of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
Presently Michael is writing his Memoir which will be released 2021, and an advice book on autism-to-autism relationships due out 2022, as well as continuing his global speaking/painting engagements. Michael’s artworks are collected and sought after world wide.


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