The Painter Frida Kahlo. Polio as a child. Stormy marriages. Lifelong pain from a bad bus accident.
The Poet Rimbaud. Serial runaway. Absinthe and hashish benders. Shot by poet-lover Verlaine.
The Composer Beethoven. Sixteen when mom died. Went deaf at height of his gift. Chronic pain.
The Writer Jean Genet. Mom a prostitute. As was he. Put up for adoption. Vagabond. Thief.