Vincent van Gogh lived in the 1800s. During his lifetime, he painted 900 pieces and only sold one. To a friend. He died at age 37 poor, destitute and hungry. Today, his paintings sell for hundreds of millions of dollars. So was he an artist?
In announcing that Martha Kuzma is the new dean of Yale's art school, Peter Salovey noted that "the art world is booming, but making a living as an artist remains difficult," so he was "encouraged that Ms. Kuzma 'has been especially focused on the student experience."