Autism Unveiled Week 5
I was born on the countryside in the 1950s. During my childhood and youth, I suffered from depression and loneliness. Very early, I tried to find out what was wrong with me and tried to read and understand psychological books.
In 1999, I found out that I was an Aspie which was a shock at first, but then I felt glad having an explanation for my many social and psychic problems. Aspergers syndrome turned into my special interest. I read everything about this issue I could get a hold of. Eventually, I have learned to live with the syndrome and feel relieved. I started to draw in the nineties and I’ve had three exhibitions to date. Now, as an old man – after a long time living on my own – I have a relationship which makes me very happy.
I live with my girl friend Birgit in a little village in the north of Germany. I like art, film and literature. I am very much interested in history and I am fond of my pets.
These are some of my paintings:
Gerhard Beck, Germany
Gerhard is part of the Autism Unveiled Project – 6 weeks of posts by Autistic people commencing on April 2, 2015, World Autism Awareness Day.