Jonathan Lerman (born 1987) is an American autistic savant outsider artist. He was born in Queens, NY, and currently resides in the upstate New York suburb of Vestal.
He began to lapse into long silences at the age of two, and the bordering year he was diagnosed bearing in mind autism. His IQ is purported to be 53. His artistic bent appeared at the age of 10 years in the form of charcoal-drawn faces—both people he knows and those he imagines. In 1999, he had his own solo exhibition at the KS Art gallery in New York City.
He has had personal exhibitions, and has in addition to exhibited his perform alongside others. He was in addition to the subject of the MTV television program True Life in the episode "True Life: I Have Autism" to describe his cartoon as an autistic savant.