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WhatVincent van Gogh Can Teach You About Success

A troubled genius in search of his voice

1889 self-portrait painted shortly before his death. Image courtesy of bloomburg.com.

Vincent Willem van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime. He titled it The Red Vineyards at Arles. For his efforts, he received 400 francs, roughly the equivalent of $2000 today.

The fact that he sold only one painting (he had traded others among fellow artists) stands in stark…

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