In Rodin's more famous works, one can see the similarities between the two artists' artwork. Rodin's parents were not wealthy, therefore, he was not able to attend an art school of his choice. His father, however, did send him to Petite École, "a training ground for commercial draftsman and practiciens--cutters and finishers of work in stone". At the age of seventeen, Rodin won his first prize for a clay model and he came in second place for one of his drawings. His teachers at Petite École encouraged him to "try for the Grande École des Beaux-Arts".
Every year he submitted canvases to the artists' Salons, but was regularly rejected. Cezanne did his first show with a group named the "Society of Painters, Draftsman, Sculptors, and Engravers" comprised of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Pissarro and Cezanne himself. The group's first show was in April in 1874, they received bad revise. Cezanne did one more show with that group, third for the group, in 1877. That show went better than the first one.
Hitler's original dream was to be a great artist, but after being rejected from art school for the second time, he ended up an orphan, homeless, jobless, and friendless. After sleeping under bridges and parks for months, he eventually wondered into a shelter, where he met a man named Hanisch. With this man he went into business selling paintings and sold almost every single one(Giblin). Even if he was not accepted into art school, in many ways he would still be defined as a successful artist. Adolf eventually quit the business and moved to Munich with the money recently received from his father's estate.
At a young age, his name and birthdate were already etched on his dead brother's headstone, and might explain for his emotional state. At age 15, van Gogh's family couldn’t support him so he left school and got a job at an art dealership in The Hague where he started his career as a picture salesman. Van Gogh was then transferred to a firm in London. After one of his lovers rejected him, he went through a breakdown. He became mad with customers and co-workers and devoted his life to God.
Tragically one year later during childbirth Mary and the child passed away.3 Mary’s father helped Paine land a job as an excise officer. However three years later Paine was fired for not inspecting goods and giving certificates stating that he had. After he was sacked he wrote a letter apologizing and successfully requesting his job back. He had a brief stint as a schoolteacher in London while he was waiting for a posting he eventually received for Lewes. He remarried to Elizabeth Ollive, however a little more than a year later he was divorced and without a job once again.4 Nothing seemed to be working out for Paine in Britain, and after moving to London he was introduced to Benjamin Franklin.
Most casual art lovers see Van Gogh as a troubled but successful artist. This is far from the actual truth of his chaotic life which was filled with failure in every occupational pursuit he attempted including painting, and was marked by episodes of depression, violence, and abnormal behavior. Thanks to the preservation of thousands of letters Van Gogh had written to friends and family, especially to his brother Theo, we have a nearly complete understanding of his feelings, experiments, and views on every aspect of his life. Surprisingly, his incredible artistic talent went unnoticed and unrecognized until he was 27 years old, after he had already failed at two other career choices as an art dealer and a Protestant minister. Following his failure as a preacher, he began to study art.
Being born prematurely, odds were against him surviving healthy, and not becoming fatally ill. However, although struggling through his first few years, Newton prevailed. Newton was born fatherless; his father had been killed two months prior to his birth. The outbreak of the Civil War around them and the tremendous amount of work required to care for their farm was too much to handle for Newton’s mother; at the tender age of three, he was separated from his mother during her second attempt at marriage. Being left with his grandmother for most of his childhood, Newton developed a strong hatred for his stepfather and a longing for the attention of his mother.
James Joyce:A Portrait of the Artist Few people, if any, in the twentieth century have inspired as much careful study and criticism as James Joyce. His work represents a great labyrinth which many have entered but none have returned from the same. Joyce himself is a paradoxical figure, ever the artist, ever the commoner. He has been called the greatest creative genius of our century and, by some, the smartest person in all of history. His most famous novel, Ulysses, is considered by many to be the greatest novel ever written.
In October 1907 he had left home from Vienna, where he remained until 1913 leading a bohemian, vagabond existence. Hitler’s father died in 1903 from pleural hemorrhage and later on in 1907 his mother died from terminal breast cancer. (6) Hitler’s dreams of becoming a painter didn’t follow through so he decided to join the army. When Hitler became old enough he joined the military. He was a member of major parties and organizations.
He went to College des Quatre-Nations. His father was killed in a duel when he was a young boy, and his mother left him with his wealthy architect uncles. They wanted to send him to a school that centered on architecture, but finally accepted his dream to become a painter. While trying to pursue his dreams, he went to study with Francois Boucher. Boucher was a Rococo painter, but primarily a distant relative to David.