Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh

Born: March 30, 1853

Died: July 29, 1890

Nationality: Dutch

Occupation: Artist

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: Further letters of Vincent van Gogh to his brother, 1886-1889 (1929 edition)
Source/Notes: Conversations with Van Gogh (2010 edition), White Crow Productions Ltd - ISBN: 9781907355967

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