3 Final Paintings By Artists Who Took Their Own Lives

The Death Of James Dean – John Minton

he Death of James Dean

Painter and illustrator John Minton committed suicide in January 1957, when his final work depicting a gravely injured man amidst onlookers was still unfinished. The painting was meant to  identify Hollywood actor James Dean, who had died at the age of 24, two years previously in a car accident.

Minton’s suicide was as a result of his depression the popularity of his work declined.

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