Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)
 
Although the names of Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh are coupled as pioneers of modern expressionism and as typical of the supreme Individualism of the artist, it is difficult to envisage two personalities wore different. Whereas Gauguin was an iconoclast, caustic in apeech, cynical, indifferent, and, at times, brutal to others, Van Gogh was filled with a spirit of naive enthusiasm for his fellow artists and overwhelming love for his follow men. This love had led him, after a short-lived experience as an art dealer and an attempt to follow theological studies, to become a lay preacher in a Belgian coal-mining area.
There he first began to draw in 1880. After study in Brussels, The Hague, and Antwerp, he went to Paris in 1886. where he met Toulouse-Lautrec, Seurat. Signac, and Gauguin, as well as members of the. original impressionist group.
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