Vincent van Gogh

Dutch, 1853-1890

28,615 followers

Vincent van Gogh

Dutch, 1853-1890

28,615 followers

Primarily self-taught and unappreciated during his lifetime, Vincent van Gogh made over 900 paintings and 1,100 works on paper during the decade that he worked as an artist. Influenced by Jean-Francois Millet and the Barbizon School artists, van Gogh’s early work comprises dour portraits of Dutch peasants and depressing rural landscapes. In 1886-88 he moved to Paris, where Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism had a big impact on his painting. He brightened his palette, experimented with shorter brushstrokes, impasto, and complementary colors. The paintings he made in Paris announce the bolder Post-Impressionist style that he is best known for today. Emotionally unstable, humorless, and argumentative, van Gogh eventually had a breakdown and moved to an asylum in the south of France where he painted landscapes, portraits, interiors and still lifes steeped with personal symbolism.

Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Selected career achievements
auction
High auction record
$83m, Christie's, 1990
user
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 6 more
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 2 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
documenta
Learn more about artist insights.
navigate left
navigate right
Ways to buy
check
Buy now
check
Make offer
check
Bid
check
Inquire
Medium
reveal less
Price
reveal less
USD
$50 - $50,000+
Gallery
reveal more
Institution
reveal more
Size
reveal more
Color
reveal more
Time period
reveal more
navigate left
navigate right