1. Nicolas De StaëlNicolas de Staël was a prolific French abstract artist of Russian origin, producing thousands of paintings and drawings over the course of a relatively short career. In the last five months of his life alone, he produced 147 paintings, one of the last of was most likely Blue Nude Lying.
He was an American painter born in 1860 from California. After early exhibiting a talent for drawing and painting, he went to Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He was one of the creators of modern school of art. He also painted Chinese and Japanese subjects.
2. Henry Alexander
He was the American painter who hanged himself when he was 44 in Sherman, Connecticut. He was suffering from series of crises.
3. Arshile Gorky
By the age of 27, he’d already failed at being an evangelist, selling art, tutoring French. In 1886 he moved to Paris and started living with his endlessly supportive brother Theo and went into hibernation for two years to study Japanese prints. His last painting ‘Daubigny’s Garden’ depicts the large garden of Charles Daubigny.
4. Vincent van Gogh
5. Octave TassaertHe was a French painter of portrait and genre, allegorical paintings. He learned art from his father Jean-Joseph-François Tassaert and his older brother Paul. Collectors of his works include Alfred Bruyas and Alexander Dumas, but in 1863 he stopped painting altogether and tried to become a poet, selling all his remaining painting to the dealer Père Martin.
Written by Lavika Agarwal
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