Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch painter born on 30 March 1853 in Groot-Zundert, the Netherlands. After abandoning formal education in 1868, Vincent apprenticed at an art dealing firm in Paris – Goupil & Cie – and eventually became an art dealer. He decided to be an artist in 1880 and returned to his parent’s home the following year to teach himself to draw. Van Gogh shortly moved to the Hague, where he studied under Anton Mauve.
Mental and psychological problems plagued van Gogh’s career, and he barely achieved financial success. However, he exhibited with successful artists such as Paul Gaugin, Paul Signac, and Georges Seurat. Van Gogh’s artistic output peaked toward the end of his life, averaging almost a painting a day in his last days. He died on 29 July 1890 in Auvers-Sur-Oise, France.
What was Vincent van Gogh Known For?
Van Gogh was known for his bold use of color, emotive brushstrokes, and the powerful emotion conveyed in his paintings. He is considered one of the most important post-Impressionist painters, and his works are known for their striking colors, thick textures, and bold, swirling brushstrokes.
Van Gogh is particularly famous for his series of sunflowers and irises, as well as his portraits, landscapes and still lifes.
Who was Vincent van Gogh Influenced By?
Van Gogh was heavily influenced by the Impressionists, particularly the works of Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro. He was also influenced by the works of the Japanese woodblock printmakers, which he discovered in Paris, and these influences can be seen in his use of bold colors, asymmetrical compositions, and the emphasis on nature.
What Art Movement was Vincent van Gogh Associated With?
Vincent van Gogh was associated with the Post-Impressionism art movement, which focused on depicting relatable subjects with bright coloring techniques.
Vincent van Gogh’s Artwork
Though van Gogh only managed to sell one painting throughout his career, his works, mostly painted with oil on canvas, are now highly coveted by art dealers and collectors. Below are some of them
Bedroom in Arles
Café Terrace at Night
Landscape with House and Ploughman
Paul Gauguin’s Armchair
Red Vineyards at Arles
Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear
Sower with Setting Sun
Starry Night Over the Rhone
Still Life – Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers
Still Life with Cabbage and Clogs
The Night Cafe
The Potato Eaters
The Starry Night
The Yellow House
Wheatfield with Crows
Wheatfields under Thunderclouds