The early artistic chapter in his life is often overlooked because of the later madness and mayhem of his dictatorship.
As an artist, he was largely self-taught. His two attempts to enroll at the Vienna Academy of Fines Arts were refused (in 1907 and 1908), and he was bluntly informed of his "unfitness for painting." He later earned a meager living selling his paintings on the streets of Vienna.
Hitler's artistic output consists of nearly 3,000 known paintings, watercolors, and drawings.
curiously signed before completion