The first was Amedeo Modigliani: During his lifetime he sold a number of his works, but never for any great amount of money. Modigliani died penniless and destitute-managing only one solo exhibition in his life and giving his work away in exchange for meals in restaurants. Since his death his reputation has soared.
"Jeanne Hebuterne in a Large Hat"
The 2nd was Edward Hopper whose works of art now sell for millions and yet in his life time struggled with what to paint and had very little recognition;
inspired painting - "NightHawks"