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Vincent van Gogh
Detail of the painting "The Sower", by Vincent van Gogh in the year 1888.

 








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Vincent van Gogh

   
Vincent van Gogh Short Information Sheet:

Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist Painter especially famous for his vivid colorful paintings of self portraits, landscapes, portraits and sunflowers.


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Dutch post-Impressionist Master Painter Van Gogh (Vincent Willem van Gogh, born 30 March 1853 died 29 July 1890) had a large influence on art and his art is known for its impact and colorful painted images. Vincent van Gogh's paintings were little appreciated during his lifetime. But today he is widely regarded as one of the greatest painters of the world and an important contributor to the foundations of modern art and many of his paintings including his numerous self portraits, landscapes, portraits and sunflowers are among the world's most recognizable and expensive works of art.

Vincent suffered from anxiety and mental illness throughout his life, and ended his life, at the age of 37, with a gunshot. During his lifetime he was a busy painter, he made about 900 paintings and over a thousand drawings and sketches.

In 1886 Vincent moved to Paris and discovered the French Impressionists. Lateron he moved to the south of France and was taken by the strong sunlight he found there. His paintings grew brighter in color and he developed the very unique and highly recognizable style which became fully realized during his stay in Arles in the year 1888.

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