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"For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." ~ Vincent Van Gogh

"Vincent van Gogh (Zundert 1853 - Auvers-sur-Oise 1890)". Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work (known to only a handful of people), was notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts he shot himself in the chest. He was attended by two physicians, with the incapability to remove the bullet. His brother find him in surprisingly good shape (began to fail the infection). His last words were "The sadness will last…

VINCENT VAN GOGH, Dutch Artist (1853-1890). Post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted. His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still.