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Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)


Vincent Van Gogh (Netherlands, 1853-1890) is one of the giants of the art world, whose name and story is well known. For the most part unappreciated during his lifetime, selling just one of the 750 oil paintings and 1600 drawings he completed, his mental illness ultimately lead him to suicide roughly a year after the notorious ear-slicing incident. His work, though, will never be overshadowed by his tumultuous life. A postimpressionist, one of his paintings (“Portrait of Dr. Gachet”, the physician who attended him in his last few months) holds the record for most valuable – it was sold for $82.5 million in 1990