Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is world famous. Learn about his life, read his letters, or explore his paintings and drawings.
Vincent made many self-portraits to practise his skills as a painter.
Van Gogh loved nature and enjoyed to paint outside.
Van Gogh painted a number of impressive flower still lifes, such as Sunflowers and Irises.
As a beginning artist, Vincent drew a lot to practise his skills.
Vincent gained many new impressions in Paris. He drew cafes and boulevards and the landscape along the Seine.
In the South of France, Van Gogh made many works on paper that show his skills as draughtsman.
Delve into Van Gogh’s finest letters and discover popular quotes.
Visit the website vangoghletters.org to access all of Van Gogh’s known letters, complete with detailed annotations.
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Vincent's parents aren't happy with his choice for an artist's life. Fortunately, that doesn't stop Vincent from working hard.
In Paris, Vincent developed his own, well-known style with bright colors.
After a visit to Theo, Vincents has growing worries about money.
The ear incident was the result of Vincent’s first major mental breakdown.
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Did you know there are five different versions of the famous painting? Find out more.
Vincent’s life had plenty of ups & downs, but he could always count on the support of his younger brother Theo,