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Vincent van Gogh

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Self-Portrait with Straw Hat, 1887

Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853 – 1890) was a Dutch artist of the Post-Impressionist era. And together with Rembrandt van Rijn the most important Dutch painter. He was a tormented man confined to various hospitals in his last years. He cut off his ear and put a band. He is well known for painting pictures of sunflowers and other everyday subjects. His best known painting is Starry Night. He had great influence on the artists of the 20th century.

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