Vincent van Gogh Biography

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.

He began to draw as a child, and he continued to draw throughout the years that led up to his decision to become an artist. He did not begin painting until his late twenties, completing many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life. In just over a decade, he produced more than 2,100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches, and prints. His work included self portraits, landscapes, still lifes, portraits as well as paintings of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers.

He spent his early adulthood working for a firm of art dealers, traveling between The Hague, London, and Paris, after which he taught for a time in England at Isleworth and Ramsgate. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Vincent van Gogh
Nationality:
Netherlands
Profession:
Artist, Painter, Visual Artist
Ethnicity:
Dutch people
Date of Birth:
March 30, 1853
Astrological Sign:
Aries
Date of Death:
July 29, 1890
Age at Death:
37
Cause of Death:
Suicide, Ballistic trauma
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