Vincent Van Gogh
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Dutch Postimpressionist Vincent van Gogh became famous for his use of color, distinctive brushstrokes, and thick paint in his paintings of peasant life, nature scenes, landscapes, and self-portraits. This biography discusses Van Gogh’s childhood, education, missionary work, early struggles with perspective and proportion, influence of artists Camille Corot and Jean-Francois Millet, introduction to oil painting, support from his brother Theo, time in Arles with artist Paul Gauguin, influence of Japanese prints, and travels through Belgium, England, and France. Sidebars, a glossary, an index, and a phonetics section accompany easy-to-read text and full-color reproductions of Van Gogh’s artwork, including Portrait of the Artist Without His Beard, Vincent’s Bedroom in Arles, The Potato Eaters, Starry Night, and The Red Vineyard.
School Library Journal, April 2007~Horn Book, October 2007