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.

which famous artist painted the most self portraits and why scaled

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.

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