Leonardo did not cut off one of his ears. But another famous painter, Vincent van Gogh, cut off part of his own ear.
Ser Piero and a poor girl had a son named Leonardo da Vinci. He was born on April 15, 1452. Even though his right hand was paralysed, he became one of the most well-known artists in history.
Even as a child, Vincent van Gogh was nervous and hard to get along with. He was always sad and dark in his art because he was depressed. Van Gogh cut off part of his left ear with a razor blade in 1888. He was very depressed at the time. He then painted a picture of himself with a bandage on his ear to show what had happened.