Vincent van Gogh
(Dutch, 1853 - 1890)
Self Portrait
by Vincent van Gogh
This person is associated with: Post-Impressionism

Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who remains one of the most popular. His unique and easy to spot style inspired generations of artists as he was the first to abandon realistic painting. In his early works during the mid-1880s, van Gogh focused on peasants and their daily lives in his native Holland with a restricted earthy palette of browns and greys.  From 1887 the artist was producing a much brighter palette, as if he was enjoying an improved mental state. His works represent people and landscape with distorted forms and colours, as Van Gogh saw them; indeed, his madness - which lead him to cut his ear and maybe to suicide - could have altered his perception of space.

He produced about 900 paintings and 1100 drawings.  A large collection is currently held in the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

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Name:Vincent van Gogh
Dates:1853 - 1890
Self Portraits
This artist has 913 artworks in the database. Add more!
Top owners of works by this artist
Van Gogh Museum(Netherlands - Amsterdam)231 artworks
Private collection220 artworks
Kröller-Müller Museum(Netherlands - Otterlo)113 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY(United States - New York)27 artworks
Musée d'Orsay(France - Paris)22 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC(United States - Washington)12 artworks
Art Institute of Chicago(United States - Chicago)10 artworks
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam(Netherlands - Amsterdam)8 artworks
The State Hermitage Museum - St Petersburg(Russian Federation - St. Petersburg)8 artworks
Kunsthaus - Zurich(Switzerland - Zurich)8 artworks
Sammlung E.G.Bührle(Switzerland - Zurich)7 artworks

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Creative works made by this person are in the PUBLIC DOMAIN (not copyrighted).

This person died over 70 years ago (in 1890).

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