Early self-portrait by Adolf Hitler, done between 1908 and 1912
Art by celebrities could be classified as a subset of outsider art, since most of the practitioners are self-taught. But while technically outsider artists, they enjoy the ultimate insider status—none more so than the political leaders who, like Bush, have taken up the brush. Among this group, the most famous for being an artist is Adolf Hitler, whose career track to mass murder started arguably as the result of his derailed artistic aspirations—which were thwarted, of course, by a decided lack of talent. Case in point is this early self-portrait, depicting the future führer as literally unformed, a blank slate with a featureless face, seated somewhere outdoors on a log spanning a stream or culvert.