VINCENT VAN GOGH
Vincent van Gogh, a highly influential post-Impressionist Dutch artist, produced 2100 artworks in one decade. He created famous works The Starry Night and Sunflowers, both celebrated for their beauty, emotion, and color, epitomizing van Gogh’s innate style. He was an artistic, quiet, and deeply thoughtful child, which later attributed to his fully-developed mental instability. Art historians often referred to van Gogh as the romantic ideal of the tortured artist. He created beautiful art, but he suffered from depression and psychotic episodes, one of which led him to cut off his own ear! Poor and unknown during his lifetime, van Gogh received financial and emotional support from brother, gaining recognition only after his inevitable suicide at 37. Still, one cannot deny the beauty of the art he created before his tragic demise.