VINCENT VAN GOGH (1853 - 1890)

Everyone has heard the story of Van Gogh cutting off his ear, but there is so much more to the artist's story than that.  Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who influenced many artists of the 20th century.  His body of work consists of portraits, self-portraits, landscapes, and still lifes, including the well-known sunflowers.  Early on his paintings had a somber palette which grew in intensity and color over the years.  It was hard to select just two works to exhibit here but the two paintings below show the progression of his painting from an early work to a later one.