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Vincent van Gogh (born 1853 in Groot-Zundert / Breda, died 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise) was the founder of modern painting. He studied theology in Amsterdam and Brussels and worked as a preacher in the miners region of South Belgium. Afterwards he had a short study at the Antwerp Art Academy. He met Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Emile Bernard, Camille Pissarro and Paul Gauguin in Paris. In Arles he had a short collaboration with Paul Gaugin, but it ends in contentious dispute and a nervous breakdown of van Gogh. He suffered from epilepsy and went into the Sanatorium St. Rémy, while continuing his work. Famous works are " "The Yellow House in Arles", "Cafe Terrace at Night", "Sower with Setting Sun", "Starry Night with Cypresses", "Portrait Dr. Paul Gachet". In 1890 he attempted to shoot himself and died of his injuries.

Post-Impressionism; Precursor of Fauvism and Expressionism, paintings, drawings, graphics

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki Baltimore Museum of Art Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen Belvedere, Wien CMOA Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh Centraal Museum Utrecht Cincinnati Art Museum Courtauld, London Dallas Museum of Art Dordrechts Museum Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles Galleria d´Arte Moderna, Milan Groninger Museum Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Hiroshima Museum of Art Honolulu Academy of Arts Indianapolis Museum of Art J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum Kreeger Museum, Washington Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo Kunsthalle Bremen Kunsthalle Mannheim Kunstmuseum Basel / Museum für Gegenwartskunst Kunstmuseum Solothurn Kunstmuseum Winterthur MAMAC Liège MASP - Museu de Arte de São Paulo MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires MOMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York Menil Collection, Houston Museo Soumaya, Mexico City Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Museum Folkwang, Essen Museum de Fundatie Zwolle Musée des Beaux-Arts La Chaux-de-Fonds Musée d´Orsay, Paris National Gallery of Art, Washington National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa National Gallery, London National Gallery, Prague National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo Neue Pinakothek New Art Gallery Walsall Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen Phillips Collection, Washington Pinakothek der Moderne, München Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow RISD Museum, Providence Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels Saint Louis Art Museum Sammlung Oskar Reinhart Am Römerholz, Winterthur State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg / RUS Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Städel Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Tel Aviv Museum of Art Teylers Museum, Haarlem Villa Flora, Winterthur Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Köln Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Yale University Art Gallery
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