Most famous artists have been cultivating their talents from an early age, and not just by finger painting. Before they made names for themselves in the art world, they were introduced to the real masters by visiting museums with their families. A lot of this early exposure served as the first sources of these artists' inspirations.

We got in touch with a handful of contemporary art stars, including Marina AbramovicShepard FaireyAdam PendletoneL Seed, and others, and asked them to describe their first experience in a museum. From the British Museum in London to the Louvre in Paris, find out where the greats got their start with this list of 9 Artists Share the First Museums They Ever Visited

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