Vincent Van Gogh

by in U-Z 03/12/2013

Vincent van Gogh

''Self-Portrait with Straw Hat'', Paris, Winter 1887/88, Metropolitan Museum of Art”Self-Portrait with Straw Hat”, Paris, Winter 1887/88, Metropolitan Museum of Art, (F365v)

name: Vincent van Gogh

birth name: Vincent Willem van Gogh

birth date: 30 March 1853

Vincent Willem van Gogh was a post-Impressionist painter of Dutch origin whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died aged 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted (although no gun was ever found). His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still.

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