Happy Birthday Vincent

Born on this date (30 March) in 1853  Vincent Willem van Gogh.  Probably one of the most artists of all time, known both for his bold and colourful landscapes, still life and portraits created with energetic and expressive brush strokes as well as equally dramatic life, plagued by mental illness and ending in suicide at the age of 37.

The Artists Network recently posted a great article on Van Gogh showcasing some of his sketches, most of which I’ve never seen – Van Gogh and His Lust for Line

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