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The lives of many famous artists have been shrouded in mystery and conjecture, but none have been more controversial than the life of Vincent van Gogh.

Remembered for his swirling brushstrokes and burning colors, Vincent van Gogh is today one of the best-known painters. Though his career as a painter spanned less than ten years, he produced a body of work that remains one of the most enduring in all of modern art. In his lifetime, however, he received little recognition. Today his paintings sell for countless millions, yet during his lifetime, van Gogh managed to sell just one painting.

Van Gogh’s road to becoming a painter took a circuitous, often troublesome path. In his twenties, van Gogh served as a lay minister in a Belgian mining district. He practiced Christian virtues with such outward zeal that he found himself ostracized from society, which prompted him to set off for Brussels to study art. His religious zeal, his belief in the unimpeachable nature of man and his struggle, and his many tumultuous inner-turmoils all resonate through his extraordinary body of paintings.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nosyba | 10/27/2013

    " i dont know why the people in his ara didnot like his unique style in painting......anyway it's recomened to read this book about his life...and get the opportunity to see his great wark "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Randall Madigan | 9/26/2012

    " I enjoyed this early biography of the subject. An interesting look at the societies he lived in during his short life from Holland,to Paris, and also time spent in Belgium and the South of France. Also information about the people he was closest to in his family and artistic circles. "

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About the Author

JULIUS MEIER-GRAEFE (1867–1935) was an art critic and art historian widely regarded as a pioneering figure in the early development of nineteenth- and twentieth-century art history. His writings on Impressionism and Post-impressionism are considered to have been instrumental for the understanding and lasting success of these artistic movements.