Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) Self-Portraits
Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is one of the most famous artists in the history of Western art.
Despite his posthumous fame as a painter of flowers, still lifes, gardens, landscapes, and city scenes, Vincent van Gogh himself believed that his portraits constituted his most important works. Like other post-Impressionists, Van Gogh sought to capture the essential character of his models by means of expressive color and brushwork. Vincent’s Portraits reflects the strong visual impact with which the artist captured the energy of contemporary life.