Vincent Van Gogh Quotes (72 quotes)
“I cannot help it that my paintings do not sell. The time will come when people will see that they are worth more than the price of the paint.”
―Vincent Van Gogh
Letter to Theo van Gogh, 24 October 1888
Complete letters of Vincent Van Gogh: with reproductions of all the drawings in the correspondence (New York Graphic Society, 1958), p.188
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Vincent Van Gogh
Born: March 30, 1853
Died: July 29, 1890 (aged 37)
Bio: Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter 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 at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted.
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