1853 – 1890 | Dutch Post-Impressionist painter
Van Gogh is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art, also one of my personal favorites. Though he died young (committed suicide tragically), how he made those years count! In just over a decade he created approximately 2100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life.
Living in Amsterdam about 20 mins from the Van Gogh museum, it is one of my favorite haunts to take my visitors to. He is known to have famously said, “Oranje is de kleur van gekte” – “Orange is the color of madness”, referring to the national color of the Netherlands.
Here’s a collection of picture postcards I have acquired over the years, of Van Gogh’s paintings.