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The words “celebrated artist” are used for those vaunted creative types who have achieved recognition and acclaim based on their prodigious talents and artistic effort. These are the rare few who manage to achieve fame and even fortune by following their passions. Sadly, some of the world’s most celebrated artists never knew their talents and effort were recognized by anyone, and certainly never came anywhere near fortune. The five artists we are discussing today died in obscurity, unaware that one day they would be ranked among the greatest achievers in their respective fields. If there is any silver lining, it is that at least their art was not lost along with them.