Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist artist. His paintings and drawings include some of the world's best known, most popular and most expensive pieces.
Van Gogh spent his early adult life working for a firm of art dealers. After a brief spell as a teacher, he became a missionary worker in a very poor mining region. He did not embark upon a career as an artist until 1880. Initially, van Gogh worked only with sombre colours, until he encountered Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism in Paris. He incorporated their brighter colours and style of painting into a uniquely recognizable style, which was fully developed during the time he spent at Arles, France. He produced more than 2,000 works, including around 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches, during the last ten years of his life. Most of his best-known works were produced in the final two years of his life, during which time he cut off part of his left ear following a breakdown in his friendship with Paul Gauguin. After this he suffered recurrent bouts of mental illness, which led to his suicide.
The central figure in Van Gogh's life was his brother Theo, who continually and selflessly provided financial support. Their lifelong friendship is documented in numerous letters they exchanged from August 1872 onwards. Van Gogh is a pioneer of what came to be known as Expressionism. He had an enormous influence on 20th century art, especially on the Fauves and German Expressionists.
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View of Montmartre with Quarry - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
View of Montmartre with Quarry
Nature morte, vase avec oeillets - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
Nature morte, vase avec oeillets
Head Of A Peasant Woman With White Cap VI - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
Head Of A Peasant Woman With White Cap VI
The angloise Bridge at Arles (The Drawbridge) - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
The angloise Bridge at Arles (The Drawbridge)
The Shepherdess - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
The Shepherdess
Vue De Paris Aux Environs De Montmartre - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
Vue De Paris Aux Environs De Montmartre
The Iron Mill in The Hague - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
The Iron Mill in The Hague
Self Portrait 9 - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
Self Portrait 9
Peasant Woman by the Fireplace 2 - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
Peasant Woman by the Fireplace 2
Self Portrait 1 1887 - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
Self Portrait 1 1887
Snow-covered fields in Arles - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
Snow-covered fields in Arles
Old Woman Of Arles 1888 - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
Old Woman Of Arles 1888
Spinning Wheel 1884 - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
Spinning Wheel 1884
Still Life With Two Herrings A Cloth And A Glass - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
Still Life With Two Herrings A Cloth And A Glass
Le Moulin de La Galette 3 - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
Le Moulin de La Galette 3
Vue de Saintes-Maries 1888 - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
Vue de Saintes-Maries 1888
The arena of Arles - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
The arena of Arles
Head Of Young Peasant With Pipe 1884 - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
Head Of Young Peasant With Pipe 1884
Self Portrait 3 - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
Self Portrait 3
The Garden of Daubigny 2 - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
The Garden of Daubigny 2
Planteuse des betteraves - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
Planteuse des betteraves
Lane In Voyer Dargenson Park At Asnieres 1 1887 - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
Lane In Voyer Dargenson Park At Asnieres 1 1887
The novel reader - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
The novel reader
Roofs, view from the window of van Gogh's studio - Vincent Van Gogh - www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org
Roofs, view from the window of van Gogh's studio

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