German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker lived a short life but that didn't stop her from creating hundreds of pieces of art. 

Born in Dresden in 1876, Modersohn-Becker started drawing at 16 but was trained as a teacher first before attending art school. She attended the Worpswede school and while there depicted daily life and landscapes. In 1900, she traveled to Paris where she learned about the post-impressionism. She later returned to Paris twice more after her marriage in 1901 to fellow artist Otto Modersohn.

On Thursday, Modersohn-Becker was honored by Google on her 142nd birthday with a Google Doodle on the homepage of the website. 

7 facts about artist Paula Modersohn-Becker:

She only lived to be 31 years old. She died following the birth of her only biological daughter and the story is that right before she died she said, "What a pity," the New Yorker reported.

Modersohn-Becker is known for being the first woman to ever paint a nude self-portrait.

She gave herself until the age of 30 to really make something of her life and accomplish something with her art.

In her life, she made about 1,000 drawings and about 400 paintings.

Modersohn-Becker kept detailed accounts of her thoughts in journals and diaries through her entire life, which were made into a book. 

She only sold three paintings while she was alive, according to the Guardian

There is a museum dedicated to her in Bremen, Germany.