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Vincent Van Gogh
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Vincent Van Gogh, The Artists
Portrait of Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch Artist who Died Young born on March 30, 1853. Van Gogh contributed to the Post-Impressionist movement, worked in Belgium and France and died on July 29, 1890.

Edge of a Wood, Vincent Van Gogh

Edge of a Wood 1881

Woman Sewing, Vincent Van Gogh

Woman Sewing 1881

Beach at Scheveningen, Vincent Van Gogh

Beach at Scheveningen 1882

Landscape with Dune, Vincent Van Gogh

Landscape with Dune 1882

Sorrow, Vincent Van Gogh

Sorrow 1882

The Houses on Schenkweg where Van Gogh Lived, Vincent Van Gogh

The Houses on Schenkweg where Van Gogh Lived 1882

One must not look at color by itself, but in conjunction with the color of the sky! That sky is grey - but so iridescent that even our pure white would be unable to render the light and shimmer.

Letter to Theo: on solidarity and the color of the sky 1883

Head of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette, Vincent Van Gogh

Head of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette 1885 – 1886

Outskirts of Paris near Montmartre, Vincent Van Gogh

Outskirts of Paris near Montmartre 1887

Self-Portrait 1887, Vincent Van Gogh

Self-Portrait 1887 1887

Head of a Girl, Vincent Van Gogh

Head of a Girl 1888

Orchard with Arles in the Background, Vincent Van Gogh

Orchard with Arles in the Background 1888

Portrait of Armand Roulin, Vincent Van Gogh

Portrait of Armand Roulin 1888

Portrait of Eugène Boch, Vincent Van Gogh

Portrait of Eugène Boch 1888

Portrait of Joseph-Michel Ginoux, Vincent Van Gogh

Portrait of Joseph-Michel Ginoux 1888

Portrait of Millet Second Lieutenant of the Zouaves, Vincent Van Gogh

Portrait of Millet Second Lieutenant of the Zouaves 1888

Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin, Vincent Van Gogh

Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin 1888

Self-portrait as an Artist, Vincent Van Gogh

Self-portrait as an Artist 1888

Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh

Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin 1888

Sunflowers, Vincent Van Gogh

Sunflowers 1888

The Red Vineyard, Vincent Van Gogh

The Red Vineyard 1888

We’re in the presence of an unspoiled creature with the instincts of a wild beast. With Gauguin, blood and sex have the edge over ambition.

Van Gogh and Gauguin to Emile Bernard 1888

A Wheatfield, with Cypresses (September 1889), Vincent Van Gogh

A Wheatfield, with Cypresses (September 1889) 1889

Flowering Bushes in the Asylum Garden, Vincent Van Gogh

Flowering Bushes in the Asylum Garden 1889

Madame Roulin Rocking the Cradle, Vincent Van Gogh

Madame Roulin Rocking the Cradle 1889

Olive Trees, Vincent Van Gogh

Olive Trees 1889

Portrait of Doctor Felix Rey, Vincent Van Gogh

Portrait of Doctor Felix Rey 1889

Portrait of Joseph Roulin, Vincent Van Gogh

Portrait of Joseph Roulin 1889

Portrait of Trabuc - Attendant at Saint Paul Hospital, Vincent Van Gogh

Portrait of Trabuc - Attendant at Saint Paul Hospital 1889

Self-portrait 1889, Vincent Van Gogh

Self-portrait 1889 1889

Self-Portrait With Bandaged Ear, Vincent Van Gogh

Self-Portrait With Bandaged Ear 1889

The Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh

The Starry Night 1889

Wheat Field with Cypresses, Vincent Van Gogh

Wheat Field with Cypresses 1889

Almond Blossom, Vincent Van Gogh

Almond Blossom 1890

Girl in White, Vincent Van Gogh

Girl in White 1890

Portrait of Dr. Gachet, Vincent Van Gogh

Portrait of Dr. Gachet 1890

Roses, Vincent Van Gogh

Roses 1890

Sun over Walled Wheat Field, Vincent Van Gogh

Sun over Walled Wheat Field 1890

The Church at Auvers, Vincent Van Gogh

The Church at Auvers 1890

The Drinkers, Vincent Van Gogh

The Drinkers 1890

Wheatfield with Crows, Vincent Van Gogh

Wheatfield with Crows 1890

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The Letters of Vincent van Gogh, Recommended Reading

Few artists bared their souls like Van Gogh. In his letters to his brother Theo, his friend Gauguin, and many other artists and patrons, we experience first-hand the tortured optimism of a humble genius.

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