Vincent Van Gogh - Wheat Fields With Stacks, 1888

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) part III

On January 31, 1890, Theo and his wife, Johanna, gave birth to a boy and named him after van Gogh. Around this time, Theo sold van Gogh's "The Red Vineyards" painting for 400 francs. Also around this time, Dr. Paul Gachet, who lived in Auvers, about 20 miles north of Paris, agreed to take van Gogh as his patient. Van Gogh moved to Auvers and ... More

Vincent Van Gogh - Starry Night Over The Rhone, 1888

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) part II

Van Gogh had a catastrophic love life. He was attracted to women in trouble, thinking he could help them. When he fell in love with his recently widowed cousin, Kate, she was repulsed and fled to her home in Amsterdam. Van Gogh then moved to The Hague and fell in love with Clasina Maria Hoornik, an alcoholic prostitute. She became his ... More

Vincent Van Gogh - Houses With Thatched Roofs, Cordeville, 1890

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) part I

Vincent van Gogh was born Vincent Willem van Gogh on March 30, 1853, in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. Vincent van Gogh’s father, Theodorus van Gogh, was an austere country minister, and his mother, Anna Cornelia Carbentus, was a moody artist whose love of nature, drawing and watercolors was transferred to her son. Van Gogh was born ... More

Paul Gauguin - The Breton Shepherdess, 1886

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)

Gauguin came late to art. There is little in his early life to presage his phenomenal artistic career; however, his peripatetic upbringing established his restless need for voyage to exotic destinations. Descended on his mother’s side from Peruvian nobility, he spent his early childhood in Lima. He would later misrepresent his ancestry ... More

Ferdinand Hodler - Turnerbankett, 1878

Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918)

Ferdinand Hodler was one of the most famous Swiss painters of the late 19th and early 20th century. He was born in Bern, the eldest of six children. His father, Jean, made a living as a carpenter and his mother, Marguerite, was from a peasant family. When Hodler was eight years old, he lost his father and two younger brothers as a ... More

Andre Brasilier - Le Pont Des Arts

André Brasilier (1929)

André Brasilier is a French painter and printmaker whose work is typified by a breezy lyricism, wherein real-life subjects are transposed into dreamlike settings. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); His father Jacques Brasilier was a Symbolist painter, close to the Nabis. Seeking harmony between plastic ... More