Profile of the Day: Vincent van Gogh
Today we remember Vincent van Gogh, who died on July 29, 1890. Although he is widely considered to be one of the most influential painters of the 20th century, van Gogh was virtually unknown during his lifetime. After years of suffering from frequent bouts of mental illness, van Gogh died at the age of 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest. Today his work is revered for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color.
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