Portrait of Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh Giclée Fine Art Prints 5 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

Fields near Auvers, 1890 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Fields near Auvers 1890

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.60
SKU: 12777-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:50 x 101 cm
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Still Life with Bottles, 1884 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Still Life with Bottles 1884

Giclée Canvas Print
$64.10
SKU: 12776-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:46.5 x 56 cm
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Madame Roulin and Her Baby, 1888 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Madame Roulin and Her Baby 1888

Giclée Canvas Print
$79.41
SKU: 12775-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:63.5 x 50.8 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Self Portrait with a Straw Hat, c.1887 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Self Portrait with a Straw Hat c.1887

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.13
SKU: 12774-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:40.6 x 31.8 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Corridor in the Asylum, 1889 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Corridor in the Asylum 1889

Giclée Canvas Print
$78.68
SKU: 12773-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:65.1 x 49.1 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, c.1889/90 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase c.1889/90

Giclée Canvas Print
$86.54
SKU: 12772-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:65.1 x 54 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Peasant Woman Cooking by a Fireplace, 1885 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print
SKU: 12771-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:44.1 x 38.1 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Fishing in Spring, the Pont de Clichy (Asnieres), 1887 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print
SKU: 10567-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:50.5 x 60 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Noon (Rest from Work), 1890 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Noon (Rest from Work) 1890

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.21
SKU: 9680-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:73 x 91 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Flower Beds in Holland, c.1883 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Flower Beds in Holland c.1883

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.56
SKU: 8486-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:48.9 x 66 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Marguerite Gachet at the Piano, 1890 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Marguerite Gachet at the Piano 1890

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.47
SKU: 8322-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:102.6 x 50 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

Daubigny's Garden, 1890 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Daubigny's Garden 1890

Giclée Canvas Print
$63.79
SKU: 8321-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:53.2 x 103.5 cm
Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan

The Sower, 1888 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

The Sower 1888

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.49
SKU: 8320-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:72 x 91.5 cm
Private Collection

La Berceuse (Woman Rocking a Cradle), 1889 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print
SKU: 8319-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:93 x 74 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Arena at Arles, 1888 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Arena at Arles 1888

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.02
SKU: 8318-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:73 x 92 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Still Life with Quinces, 1888 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Still Life with Quinces 1888

Giclée Canvas Print
$67.37
SKU: 8317-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:46 x 59.5 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

La Roubine du Roi, 1888 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

La Roubine du Roi 1888

Giclée Canvas Print
$102.59
SKU: 8316-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:73.7 x 61 cm
Private Collection

Self Portrait, 1889 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Self Portrait 1889

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.13
SKU: 8315-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:40 x 31 cm
Private Collection

The Langlois Bride at Arles, 1888  by Vincent van Gogh | Paper Art Print

The Langlois Bride at Arles 1888

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.79
SKU: 8314-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:30.5 x 30.2 cm
Private Collection

Roman's Reader, 1888 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Roman's Reader 1888

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.62
SKU: 8313-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:73 x 92.7 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of Adeline Ravoux, 1890 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Portrait of Adeline Ravoux 1890

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.34
SKU: 8312-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:73.7 x 54.6 cm
Private Collection

Still Life with Thistles, 1890 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Still Life with Thistles 1890

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.13
SKU: 8311-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:40.4 x 35.5 cm
Private Collection

Carnations in a Vase. Auvers, 1890 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print

Carnations in a Vase. Auvers 1890

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.13
SKU: 8310-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:41 x 32 cm
Private Collection

Restaurant de la Sirene at Asnieres, 1887 by Vincent van Gogh | Canvas Print
SKU: 8309-VVG
Vincent van Gogh
Original Size:54.5 x 65.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

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