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Self-Portrait with Straw Hat, Paris, Winter 1887/88, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Self-Portrait with Straw Hat, Paris, Winter 1887/88, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. Van Gogh was a post-impressionist painter whose work, notable for its beauty, emotion and color, highly influenced 20th-century art. He struggled with mental illness, and remained poor and virtually unknown throughout his life. Van Gogh died in France on July 29, 1890, at age 37, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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