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Artists who Died Young — Taken before their time

The truncated lives of women

Amrita Sher-Gil

1913-1941

Prophet of the violent, industrial future

Antonio Sant'Elia

1888-1916

"If I am not grotesque I am nothing"

Aubrey Beardsley

1872-1898

How a murderer invented Baroque painting

Caravaggio

1571-1610

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

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo

1857-1890

Father of a dynasty of Tanzanian painters

Edward Saidi Tingatinga

1932-1972

Genius dead at 28

Egon Schiele

1890-1918

The mysterious death of a young art teacher

Elisabetta Sirani

1638-1665

Living materials

Eva Hesse

1936-1970

Manipulating emotion with color

Georges Seurat

1859-1891

Rich color and mood like smooth syrup

Giorgione

1477-1510

Too many prostitutes and too much absinth

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

1864-1901

A quiet boy paints cats in a new style

Hishida Shunsō

1874-1911

A life of longing

Lee Jung-seob

1916-1956

We shall remake the world

Liubov Popova

1889-1924

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

Marie Bashkirtseff

1858-1884

The intellectual mother of Abstract Expressionism

Olga Rozanova

1886-1918

Why do Expressionists die young?

Paula Modersohn-Becker

1876-1907

Star boy parties himself to death

Raphael Sanzio

1483-1520

Relationships with physical landscape

Robert Smithson

1938-1973

Who carries the memory of the people?

Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu

1947-1981

A bad time to be an artist in the Baltics

Ülo Ilmar Sooster

1924-1970

Why can’t I stop painting my mother?

Umberto Boccioni

1882-1916

Eloquent writer forges new path in painting

Vincent Van Gogh

1853-1890

More Themes in Art

Cats

Manifestos

The canvas mirror

Self-portraits