Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter who had a great influence on 20th-century art. His work was widely known for its beauty and use of color, although his personal story is a painful one. Van Gogh suffered from anxiety and depression throughout his short life, and he once wrote, “I put my heart and my soul into my work, and lost my mind in the process.”
Van Gogh painted landscapes, still life works, and self-portraits. He was not commercially successful during his lifetime, and his death at 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot came after years of mental illness, depression, and poverty. After his death, he became better known and he is now considered one of the most influential artists in the history of Western art. His work, with its bold brush strokes and colors, shows not only a tortured mind but also an immense talent.