Portrait of Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh Giclée Fine Art Prints 4 of 17

1853-1890

Dutch Post-Impressionist Painter

Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in the small village ofroot-Zundert in the southern Netherlands. He was the oldest surviving child of Theodorus van Gogh, a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Vincent had two younger brothers, Theo and Cor, and three younger sisters, Elisabeth, Anna, and Willemina.

In 1869, at the age of 16, Vincent began working for the art dealer Goupil & Cie in The Hague, where his uncle was a partner. He was transferred to the London branch in 1873 and then to the Paris branch in 1875. However, he became increasingly disillusioned with the art trade and was dismissed in 1876.

After leaving Goupil & Cie, Vincent tried various occupations, including teaching, working in a bookstore, and preaching in a Methodist congregation. In 1877, he moved to Amsterdam to study theology but failed the entrance exam. He then volunteered as a lay preacher in a mining community in Belgium, where he became deeply involved in the lives of the poor and began to draw.

In 1880, Vincent decided to become an artist, and his brother Theo, who had become an art dealer, supported him financially. Vincent's early works were primarily drawings and watercolors, but he soon began to experiment with oil painting. He moved to Brussels and then to The Hague, where he studied with his cousin, the painter Anton Mauve.

In 1885, Vincent painted one of his most famous works, "The Potato Eaters," which depicted a group of peasants sharing a meal. The painting was criticized for its dark, earthy colors and rough technique, but it marked a turning point in Vincent's career.

In 1886, Vincent moved to Paris to live with Theo. There, he was exposed to the work of the Impressionists and began to experiment with brighter colors and lighter brushstrokes. He also met and befriended several artists, including Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Émile Bernard.

In 1888, seeking a quieter environment, Vincent moved to Arles in the south of France. He rented a small house, which he called the "Yellow House," and invited Gauguin to join him. The two artists worked together for several months, but their relationship became increasingly strained, culminating in a violent argument in December 1888. Vincent, in a fit of mental instability, cut off part of his own ear and was hospitalized.

After his release from the hospital, Vincent continued to paint in Arles, but his mental health deteriorated further. In May 1889, he voluntarily admitted himself to the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. During his year-long stay, he painted some of his most famous works, including "Starry Night" and a series of paintings of the asylum's gardens.

In May 1890, Vincent moved to Auvers-sur-Oise, a small village near Paris, to be under the care of Dr. Paul Gachet, an amateur artist and friend of several Impressionist painters. Vincent continued to paint prolifically, but his mental health remained fragile. On July 27, 1890, he shot himself in the chest and died two days later, on July 29, at the age of 37.

Vincent van Gogh's work was largely unrecognized during his lifetime, but his reputation grew rapidly after his death. Today, he is considered one of the most important and influential artists in the history of Western art.

386 Vincent van Gogh Artworks

Montmartre: Behind the Moulin de la Galette, 1887 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print
SKU: 12802-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:81 x 100 cm
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

La Berceuse (Portrait of Madame Roulin), c.1888/89 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print
SKU: 12801-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:91 x 72 cm
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Garden with Courting Couples: Square Saint-Pierre, 1887 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print
SKU: 12800-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:75 x 112.5 cm
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Café Table with Absinth, 1887 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Café Table with Absinth 1887

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.13
SKU: 12799-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:46.2 x 33.3 cm
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Basket of Pansies on a Small Table, 1887 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Basket of Pansies on a Small Table 1887

Giclée Canvas Print
$63.41
SKU: 12798-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:46 x 56 cm
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Along the Seine, 1887 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Along the Seine 1887

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.65
SKU: 12797-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:49 x 66 cm
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Self Portrait at the Easel, c.1887/88 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Self Portrait at the Easel c.1887/88

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.27
SKU: 12796-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:65.5 x 50.5 cm
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Corner in Voyer-d'Argenson Park at Asnières, 1887 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print
SKU: 12795-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:59.4 x 81.3 cm
Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut, USA

Factories at Clichy, 1887 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Factories at Clichy 1887

Giclée Canvas Print
$92.63
SKU: 12794-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:53.7 x 72.7 cm
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA

Still Life with a Bouquet of Daisies, 1886 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print
SKU: 12793-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:41.6 x 57.2 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Portrait of Madame Augustine Roulin and Baby Marcelle, c.1888/89 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print
SKU: 12792-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:92.4 x 73.5 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Sheaves of Wheat, 1890 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Sheaves of Wheat 1890

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.13
SKU: 12791-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:50.5 x 101 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Marguerite Gachet in the Garden at Auvers-sur-Oise, 1890 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print
SKU: 12790-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:46 x 55 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Park of the Saint-Paul Hospital, 1889 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Park of the Saint-Paul Hospital 1889

Giclée Canvas Print
$77.80
SKU: 12789-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:64.5 x 49 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of Father Tanguy, c.1887/88 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Portrait of Father Tanguy c.1887/88

Giclée Canvas Print
$81.60
SKU: 12788-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:65 x 51 cm
Private Collection

Two Little Girls, 1890 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Two Little Girls 1890

Giclée Canvas Print
$64.28
SKU: 12787-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:51.2 x 51 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Dance Hall at Arles (Ball in Arles), 1888 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print
SKU: 12786-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:65 x 81 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Pleasure Gardens at Montmartre, 1886 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Pleasure Gardens at Montmartre 1886

Giclée Canvas Print
$78.59
SKU: 12785-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:49.5 x 64.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Peasant Woman by the Hearth, c.1885 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Peasant Woman by the Hearth c.1885

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.13
SKU: 12784-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:29 x 40 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Italian: Agostina Segatori, 1887 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

The Italian: Agostina Segatori 1887

Giclée Canvas Print
$91.23
SKU: 12783-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:81 x 60 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Portrait of a Man, 1888 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Portrait of a Man 1888

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.01
SKU: 12782-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:65 x 54.5 cm
Kroller-Mueller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

Self Portrait, 1887 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Self Portrait 1887

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.13
SKU: 12781-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:32 x 23 cm
Kroller-Mueller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

The Road to Saint-Remy, 1889 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

The Road to Saint-Remy 1889

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.13
SKU: 12779-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:32.5 x 40.5 cm
Private Collection

The Potatoes-Eater, 1885 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

The Potatoes-Eater 1885

Giclée Canvas Print
$56.72
SKU: 12778-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:72 x 93 cm
Kroller-Mueller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

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