Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh, born on March 30, 1853, in the Netherlands, was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created approximately 2100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life.
His works are characterised by bold, symbolic colours, and dramatic, impulsive and highly expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. His paintings are exhibited in the most important museums worldwide such as MOMA, National Gallery, MET, and Van Gogh Museum. He is known for his emotionally charged and vibrant paintings, such as "Starry Night" and "Sunflowers." Van Gogh struggled with mental health issues throughout his life and tragically died by suicide on July 29, 1890, at the age of 37. Despite his short and troubled life, his art has had a lasting and influential impact on the world of art.