Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art.  After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted.  His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still. (adapted from Wikipedia)

Drawing, Black chalk, Antwerp: January, 1886, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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