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Artists who Died Young

Marie Bashkirtseff

"To live so filled with ambition, and at the end, oblivion!"

1858-1884

Paula Modersohn-Becker

Why do Expressionists die young?

1876-1907

Olga Rozanova

The intellectual mother of Abstract Expressionism

1886-1918

Hishida Shunsō

A quiet boy paints cats in a new style

1874-1911

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Too many prostitutes and too much absinth.

1864-1901

Egon Schiele

Genius dead at 28.

1890-1918

Caravaggio

How a murderer invented Baroque painting.

1571-1610

Amrita Sher-Gil

A woman brings Indian tradition into modernism

1913-1941

Liubov Popova

We shall remake the world.

1889-1924

Umberto Boccioni

Why can’t I stop painting my mother?

1882-1916

Raphael Sanzio

Star boy parties himself to death.

1483-1520

Vincent Van Gogh

Eloquent writer forges new path in painting.

1853-1890

Giorgione

Rich color and mood like smooth syrup

1477-1510

Elisabetta Sirani

The mysterious death of a young art teacher.

1638-1665

Antonio Sant'Elia

Prophet of the violent, industrial future.

1888-1916

Georges Seurat

A super-craftsman uses color to manipulate our emotions.

1859-1891

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo

A childhood introduction to death leads to success, at a price.

1857-1890

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