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Savant Artist George Widener Stays in Evergreen Laurel Hotel (Taipei)

In late April, savant artist George Widener visited Taipei. on the invitation of Hanguang Education Foundation, for activities Associated with World Autism Awareness Day. The Evergreen Laurel Hotel (Taipei) provided accommodation for the artist during his stay.

In his room in Evergreen Laurel Hotel (Taipei), Widener created a new painting, The Code of Taipei Metropolis, which was later displayed at a press conference held at the holder’s Evergarden Restaurant in our hotel.


The 164cm × 98cm-wide painting, The Code of Taipei Metropolis, which he dedicated to Taipei City residents, was a big 164cm-long, 98cm-wide painting. As part of his “Magic Time Square” series, the painting, depicting picture of Taipei City in the year 4881, displayed the magic of numbers. According to Widener, 4881 was the reverse of 1884, the year of Taipei City’s establishment, and the calendars of the two years were exactly the same. At the press conference, the artist interacted with autistic children and the media. His computational ability amazed everyone present.

Apart from debuting his painting, Widener also participated in academic activities. At the “George Widener Forum” at NTU Convention Center, Widener shared his experience with families with disabled members. He talked about how he fought his Asperger syndrome (a type of autism), developed his artistic talent, and became an internationally renowned artist. He also provided resources to help Taiwanese families with autistic members.
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