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Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch post - impressionist painter widely known as one of the most influential figures in Western art history. He was born in the Netherlands on 30 March 1853 and died in France on 29 July 1890. Throughout his life, Van Gogh suffered from mental illness and poverty. However, his work has since received widespread popularity and critical acclaim.
Van Gogh's early works feature dark, somber colors and a focus on peasant life. In his later years, however, he began experimenting with brighter colors and more expressive brush techniques. His most famous works, such as "Starry Night," "Sunflower," and "Brush Flower," show this change in his style.
Despite his short career as a painter, Van Gogh has produced over 2,000 works, including 860 oil paintings and over 1,300 watercolors, drawings and sketches. His work had a profound influence on modern art, and his influence can be seen in the works of many of the artists who succeeded him.
Van Gogh's life was marked by mental illness and personal struggles. He cut off his ears during a mental breakdown and was hospitalized several times throughout his life. He died at the age of 37.
Today, Van Gogh is considered one of the most important artists in history and his works continue to inspire and captivate people around the world.