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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Gogh, Vincent van


Image First Steps (after Millet)
1890
Oil on canvas
72.4 x 91.2 cm (28 1/2 x 35 7/8 in)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Vincent Willem van Gogh ( 1853 – 1890) .
Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th century art as a result of its vivid colors and emotional impact.
Suffering from anxiety and increasingly frequent bouts of mental illness throughout his life, he died largely unknown at the age of 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.