Which Famous Artist Painted the Most Self Portraits and Why?

Of the world’s famous painters, Rembrandt painted the most self portraits, with 62 self-portraits.

Vincent van Gogh is number two, with 40.

He had a good excuse, though, while institutionalized for madness, he didn’t have models or landscape views available.

One of his portraits is Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, painted in the mental institution not long after the notorious incident in which he cut off his earlobe.