Vincent Van Gogh – Artwork & Bio of the Dutch Painter

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

Almond Blossoms

Bedroom in Arles

Café Terrace at Night


Landscape with House and Ploughman

Paul Gauguin’s Armchair

Prisoners Exercising

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

Tree roots


Wheatfield with Crows

Wheatfields under Thunderclouds


All Vincent Van Gogh Artwork on Artchive

Artwork Name Year Medium
Alychamps, Autumn 1888; Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France Oil on Canvas
A Man and a Woman Seen from the Back 1886 chalk,paper
A Man with a Broom 1881 Chalk and Watercolor on Paper
Death's Head Moth 1889 Chalk on Paper
Breton Women 1888 watercolor,paper
Dead Leaf and Pod 1890 Chalk on Paper
Digger 1881 Chalk on Paper
Boy with Spade 1882 pencil,paper
Fishing Boats on the Beach 1888 ink,paper
Head of a Fisherman with a Sou'wester 1883 pencil,wash,ink,watercolor,paper
Head of a Man 1885
Head of a Man c.1885 ink,paper
Head of a Man 1886; Antwerp, Belgium Chalk on Paper
Wheat Field 1889 Oil On Canvas
Wheat Field With Cypresses 1889 Oil On Canvas
Self-portrait With Straw Hat 1887 Oil On Cardboard
Tree With Ivy In The Asylum Garden 1889 Pencil, Chalk, Reed Pen, And Brown Ink On Ingres Paper
Portrait Of Trabuc 1889 Oil On Canvas
Wheat Field With Sun And Cloud 1889
Irises 1890 Oil On Canvas
Village Street And Stairs With Figures 1890 Oil On Canvas
Self-portrait Dedicated To Paul Gauguin 1888 Oil On Canvas
Field With Poppies 1889 Oil On Canvas
Old Vineyard With Peasant Woman 1890 Pencil, Brush, Watercolor, And Gouache
The Old Mill 1888 Oil On Canvas
Mountains At Saint-remy 1889 Oil On Canvas
Green Wheat Field 1889 Oil On Canvas
Portrait Of Dr. Gachet 1890 Oil On Canvas
Entrance To The Public Garden In Arles 1888 Oil On Canvas
Self-portrait With Bandaged Ear 1889 Oil On Canvas
Corridor In The Asylum 1889
Cafe Terrace On The Place Du Forum Oil On Canvas
Trees In The Asylum Garden 1889 Oil On Canvas
Village Street in Auvers 1890 Oil on Canvas
Fifteen Sunflowers in a Vase 1888 Oil on Canvas
Portrait of Pere Tanguy 1887-88 Oil on Canvas
Road with Cypress and Star 1890 Oil on Canvas
Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum 1888 Oil on Canvas
La Berceuse (Augustine Roulin) 1889 Oil on Canvas
La chambre de Van Gogh a Arles (Van Gogh's Room at Arles) 1889 Oil on Canvas
Roots and Tree Trunks 1890 Oil on Canvas
Self-Portrait with Felt Hat c.1887 Oil on Canvas
Still Life of Shoes 1886 Oil on Canvas
The Harvest 1888 Oil on Canvas
The Poet's Garden 1888 Oil on Canvas
The Postman Joseph Roulin 1888 Oil on Canvas
The Ravine 1889 Oil on Canvas
The Road Menders 1889 Oil on Canvas
The Rocks 1888 Oil on Canvas
L'eglise d'Auvers-sur-Oise 1890 Oil on Canvas
Olive Trees with the Alpilles in the Background 1889 Oil on Canvas
Wheat Field Under Threatening Skies 1890 Oil on Canvas
Sower with Setting Sun 1888 Ink on Paper
Self-Portrait 1889 Oil on Canvas
Joseph-Etienne Roulin 1889 Oil on Canvas
The Potato Eaters 1885 Oil on Canvas
Avenue of Poplars 1884 pencil,Ink on Paper
Cypresses 1889 Ink on Paper
Branches with Almond Blossom 1890 Oil on Canvas
La Mousme 1888 Oil on Canvas
Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun 1889 Oil on Canvas
Self-Portrait with Dark Felt Hat 1886 Oil on Canvas
The Starry Night 1889 Ink on Paper
First Steps (after Millet) 1890 Oil on Canvas
Irises 1889 Oil on Canvas
The Night Cafe 1888 Oil on Canvas
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