Vincent Willem Van Gogh never sold his work.

Vincent Willem Van Gogh ( 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. But just as many writers and artists, Van Gogh never sold any of his work during his life time. Most of his work was sold in the 20th century.

Vincent van Gogh’s work notable for its beauty, invoking emotions and usage of color. It highly influenced 20th-century art. However he struggled with mental illness, and remained poor and virtually unknown throughout his life.

He died by suicide. Some say he was murdered. The death of Van Gogh, occurred in the early morning of 29 July 1890, in his room at the Auberge Ravoux in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise in northern France. Van Gogh was shot in the stomach, either by himself or by others, and died two days later. Some say art critics and lack of recogniation contributed to him taking his life. These tings we will never know.

During his life time despite the millions nowadays, during his life his work didn’t sell.  He didn’t sell enough to support himself during his life time.

He never married or had children. Van Gogh was unlucky in love. In the early 1880s, when he was starting out as an artist and living with his parents in the Netherlands, he fell in love with his widowed cousin, Kee Vos-Stricker.

In short, suffering for the arts isn’t just a catchphrase.

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A. White, an award winning former librarian who is also long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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4 Responses to Vincent Willem Van Gogh never sold his work.

  1. Stewart says:

    Always learning something new here. Thanks

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Alejan says:

    Yes, that’s a pity. But, thanks for permitting me to comment!

    Liked by 1 person

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