Although he created more than 900 paintings, Van Gogh sold only one during his lifetime, “Red Vineyard at Arles” which was purchased by the sister of one of his friends.
Vincent van Gogh (March 30, 1853 – July 29, 1890), a Dutch post-impressionist painter. His masterpieces include “Star Moonlight Night”, self-portrait series, and sunflower series.
Van Gogh was born in a Protestant pastor family in the Dutch village of Zinder in March 30, 1853. In his early years, he worked as a staff and business broker, and as a missionary in the mining area, he finally devoted himself to painting. His early style was realistic and influenced by traditional Dutch painting and French realism. In 1886, he came to Paris, met Impressionist and New Impressionist painters, and came into contact with the Japanese ukiyo-e works. The expansion of his vision changed his style. His paintings began to become simple and dull, and became simple. Bright and intense. In 1888, when he came to the small town of Als in the south of France, he had already got rid of the influence of Impressionism and the New Impressionism and went to the opposite direction. In the same year, he had a relationship with Gauguin, but due to the conflict between the two characters and the differences in ideas, the cooperation quickly failed. Since then, Van Gogh’s madness (known as “epilepsy”) has been frequent, but he still insisted on painting when he was conscious. In July 1890, he committed suicide in a mental disorder, only 37 years old.