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

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  • Roger
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    7 months ago
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    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.

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  • 6 months ago

    It's almost MORE common to get famous only after your death.

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  • Anonymous
    7 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.

    • John P
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      7 months agoReport

      Certainly many famous people have become more famous after they have died.

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  • 7 months ago

    Henry Darger is another such artist.

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