June 18, 2010
A bookmark about Vincent Van Gogh:
Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th century art for its vivid colors and emotional impact.
Although he was little known during his lifetime, he is widely regarded as one of history’s greatest painters and an important contributor to the foundations of Modern Art. Today many of his pieces including his numerous self portraits, landscapes, portraits and sunflowers are among the world’s most recognizable and expensive works of art.
He suffered from anxiety and increasingly frequent bouts of mental illness throughout his life, and died largely unknown, at the age of 37, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.