THE ONE PAINTING SYNDROME
by Charlie Finch
, who died yesterday at 90 and painted and exhibited right up to the end of his life, was known for one painting, The Subway
deemed the perfect summation of modern urban alienation. Other examples of artists known by just one painting immediately come to mind (try it, it's fun): Gericault
's Raft of the Medusa
, Robert Indiana'
, Grant Wood
's American Gothic
. If you are known for two paintings, such as Leonardo
, then you are home free and curiosity from the general public about the rest of your work can continue.