History's HEROES? Dated 1853 - 1890

Vincent van Gogh

Created by

R. Short

Location

Paris, France
Vincent van Gogh painted some of his last work here before his untimely death at 37. He is also buried here.

Achievements

    Characteristics

    • Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
    • Determined

    Quotations

    ""...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?"" - Vincent van Gogh

    Famous Painter/Historical Hero

    Vincent van Gogh was a post-impressionist painter in the 1800s. His work was very unpopular in his time, but today his artwork is a source of influence for current artists.

    Vincent van Gogh is a Dutch painter. He suffered mental illness for most of his life, including anxiety and depression. He used his pain and suffering to create beautiful artwork. Many people in his time thought he was not talented, sometimes even him, but he was passionate and had a brilliantly creative mind. Some of his most notable paintings include the Starry Night, Sunflowers, and Sorrow.

    Life in Vincent van Gogh's world

    Life in the late 1800s was very simple. At around the time that van Gogh was there painting, Paris was expanding quite quickly. Not many other places in France were as advanced.

    Was Vincent van Gogh a Hero?

    Things you might not know about Vincent van Gogh

    Vincent van Gogh was often not satisfied with his own work, probably because he hardly sold anything.
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