Who Was Vincent Van Gogh?We Love to Paint Van Gogh Inspired Paintings!
Vincent Van Gogh lived from 1853-1890. He was born in the Netherlands. Van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who began his career as an art dealer. Vincent tried and failed several times to complete school. He became involved with theology and traveled some preaching the Bible. In his late 20's he began drawing and painting seriously. Van Gogh mostly lived with his parents as he did not have a paid job. His brother Theo also supported him financially. In 1886 he moved to Paris where he studied the works of other famous painters. Van Gogh's health began to decline and he suffered from psychotic episodes. He severed his left ear with a razor after having a confrontation with his friend Gaugin. Van Gogh spent some time in a mental institution and later discharged himself, still in a deep depression, when he finally later ended his own life with a revolver to the chest.
Van Gogh did not celebrate any success, financial or otherwise, during his lifetime. He managed to create around 2,100 artworks, 860 being oil paintings, mostly during the last 2 years of his life. Today his art is some of the most sought-after and expensive in the world.
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." -Vincent Van Gogh
The following are a few upcoming Van Gogh inspired paintings on our calendar:
Date Night Starry Night - September 21 https://www..../event/350095
Van Gogh's Starry Night Halloween - October 12 https://www..../event/350437
Starry Nightmare - October 26 https://www..../event/350441