Born: 30 March 1853; Zundert, Netherlands
Died: 29 July 1890; Auvers-sur-Oise, France
Art Movement: Post-Impressionism
Van Gogh generally considered the greatest after Rembrandt, and one of the greatest of the Post-Impressionists. The striking colour, emphatic brushwork, and contoured forms of his work powerfully influenced the current of Expressionism in modern art. Van Gogh’s art became astoundingly popular after his death, especially in the late 20th century, when his work sold for record-breaking sums at auctions around the world and was featured in blockbuster touring exhibitions.