|Vase with twelve sunflowers, 1888, Oil on canvas, Creator Name: Vincent Willem van Gogh. Date of birth: 1853-03-30, Location of birth: Groot-Zundert bei Breda, Date of death: 1890-07-29, Location of death: Auvers-sur-Oise bei Paris.|
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Vincent van Gogh From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vincent Willem van Gogh, (March 30, 1853 in Zundert – July 29, 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise) was a Dutch draughtsman and painter, classified as a Post-Impressionist. His paintings and drawings include some of the world's best known, most popular and most expensive pieces. He suffered from recurrent bouts of mental illness — about which there are many competing theories — and during one such episode, famously cut off a part of his left ear.
Van Gogh spent his early life working for a firm of art dealers, and after a brief spell as a teacher, became a missionary worker in a very poor mining region. He did not embark upon a career as an artist until 1880, at the age of 27. Initially he worked in sombre colours, until an encounter in Paris with Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism accelerated his artistic development. He produced all of his more than 2,000 works, including around 900 paintings and 1100 drawings or 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, and in the two months before his death he painted 90 pictures.
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