The Savant Syndrome

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Alonzo Clemons

Alonzo Clemons is an American animal sculptor and a savant. 

He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Clemons suffered a severe brain injury as a child that left him developmentally disabled (with an IQ in the 40-50 range), but able to create very accurate animal sculptures out of clay. 

Clemons can create a sculpture of almost any animal, even if he has seen only a glimpse of it.

He is also able to create a realistic and anatomically accurate three-dimensional rendering of an animal after only looking at a two-dimensional image for mere moments.

He is most well known for his life-size renderings of a horse, but most of his works are smaller, and accomplished in less than an hour.

In 1.986 he had a premiere exhibit in Aspen, Colorado. 

His works have sold for as much as $45,000.