Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

1853–1890

World famous Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is a Dutch artist. He is one of the most famous painters in art history. Among his most renowned works are The Yellow House, the Sunflowers, the Bedroom, the Cornfield with Crows, the Starry Night, the Café Terrace at night and the Potato Eaters. This last painting was Van Gogh’s very first masterpiece, made in North Brabant (Nuenen). Even when Van Gogh lived in France, North Brabant landscapes continued to inspire him.

Vincent van Gogh captures the imagination. His life story is as colourful as many of his paintings. During his lifetime, virtually no one had an eye for Van Gogh’s radically innovative way of painting. As a result, he often felt lonely and misunderstood. It wasn’t until after he died that he became famous. Today, his paintings are admired by millions of people from all over the world. Most of his beautiful works can be seen in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo. But original works from Van Gogh’s Brabant period can also be seen in Het Noordbrabants Museum in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. If you want to study the life and work of Van Gogh and follow in his footsteps, you cannot ignore Vincent’s homeland in Brabant and the Breda region!

Selfportrait
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Van Gogh

Van Gogh's Brabant

Van Gogh's Brabant

The Dutch province of North Brabant is Vincent’s homeland! This is where he was born and grew up. This is where he lived half his…
Van Gogh's Breda

Van Gogh's Breda

Breda lies in the middle of the landscape of Vincent van Gogh’s youth. In 1822 Vincent’s grandfather chose Breda, a city with grandeur, for his…
Van Gogh National Park

Van Gogh National Park

Van Gogh felt really connected to the landscape of the North-Brabant region and this shows in his letters and works. Van Gogh Sites Foundation is…

Famous works

The Potato Eaters
Van Gogh Museum,  Amsterdam

The Starry Night
Museum of Modern Art, New York

Wheatfield with Crows
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Selfportrait
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Sunflowers
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Almond Blossom
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Starry Night over the Rhone
Musée ‘d’Orsay, Parijs

Garden with Courting Couples
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

The Yellow House
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Irisis
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Terrace at Night
Kröller-Muller Museum, Otterlo

Breda Garden Yangzhou

Undergrowth with two figures
Cincinnati Art Museum

Sunflowers
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Flower beds in Holland 
The National Gallery of Art, Washington

Landscape under a stormy Sky
Gstaad, Switzerland: Collection Louis and Evelyn Franck

Wheatfield with Crows
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Wheatfields with Stooks and a Mill
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Videos

Follow Van Gogh – The beginning of the journey

Shake to Win – This is Art

Bringing world art closer to China – Shake to Win’s van Gogh journey