Anyone know people who only got famous AFTER their death?
It’s interesting to me that this was the case with Vincent Van Gogh. The Dutch painter only sold one painting in his life-time.
l was just wondering if there were others? Thanks
- RogerLv 77 months agoFavorite Answer
Kafka, Dickinson as mentioned. Also, Rimbaud, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Alan Turing, Charles Babbage, Harriet Jacobs, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Basquiat, Anne Frank—there are many. Herman Melville and F. Scott Fitzgerald were known in their day, died in some obscurity, but their reputations soared after their deaths.
- bluebellbkkLv 76 months ago
It's almost MORE common to get famous only after your death.
- Anonymous7 months ago
In the art world El Greco was a failure in his lifetime
but achieved fame when his work was re-evalutated by modernists.
Emily Dickinson the poet was barely published in her lifetime.
James Dean was dead by the time his work was recognised.
Everyone knows of Franz Kafka, but few did when he was alive.
- AmbistomaLv 77 months ago
Henry Darger is another such artist.
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- 7 months ago
Jesus Herbert Christ