Today – March 30


Today’s Notable Foreign Birthday

Vincent van Gogh (self portrait) – Renowned Dutch post-impressionist artist.

Self-Portrait, Spring 1887, Oil on pasteboard,...
Self-Portrait, Spring 1887, Oil on pasteboard, 42 × 33.7 cm., Art Institute of Chicago (F 345). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist artist.  Some of his paintings are now among the world’s best known, most popular and expensive works of art.  Most of his best-known works were produced in the final two years of his life, during which time he cut off part of his left ear following a breakdown in his friendship with Paul Gauguin. After this he suffered recurrent bouts of mental illness, which led to his suicide.

Van Gogh's Starry Night
Van Gogh’s Starry Night (Photo credit: Christopher S. Penn)

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