The Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was one the most famous artists of all time. Unfortunately for him, most of his fame came about after his death.
Unlike many other artists Van Gogh created most of his work in only 10 years since he did not start painting until his late 20s. In that time period he created over 860 oil paintings and 1300 other artworks. Unfortunately, he struggled with mental illness and took his own life at age 37. Today, it would take more than $ 1 billion dollars to buy just a dozen of his most expensive artworks.
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Vincent van Gogh [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons