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Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

by Ingrid Schaffner
     
 
Vincent van Gogh, who never felt loved, died a gruesome death at age 37, after a life of misery and loneliness. How did this son of a clergyman, with his own dreams of becoming a minister, emerge as one of the world's great painters and an art-world celebrity?

Did you know that:
-- he sold only one painting during his life?
-- he painted everything in ten

Overview

Vincent van Gogh, who never felt loved, died a gruesome death at age 37, after a life of misery and loneliness. How did this son of a clergyman, with his own dreams of becoming a minister, emerge as one of the world's great painters and an art-world celebrity?

Did you know that:
-- he sold only one painting during his life?
-- he painted everything in ten short years?
-- he trained as a preacher, not as an artist?
-- he painted self-portraits because he often couldn't afford models?
-- he painted his most beautiful sunflowers and irises during the most anguished time of his life?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836269994
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Series:
The Essential Ser.
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.64(d)

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