About the Artist
Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is one of the most popular and universally recognized artists of all time. A remarkably prolific artist, he produced approximately 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings during a brief career spanning a mere decade. Following a succession of jobs, including a position as an art dealer, he moved in 1880 to the Borinage region of Belgium to work as a lay missionary among the miners. It was there that he decided to become an artist. Largely self-trained, in 1886 he moved to Paris, where he spent three months in the studio of the painter Fernand Cormon. He also made the acquaintance of a number of avant-garde artists including Paul Gauguin. Following two fruitful but emotionally draining years, he left Paris and moved to Arles, a town in southern France. Deeply inspired by the sun-drenched landscape and the picturesque character of the region and its inhabitants, Van Gogh developed what would become his signature style, marked by lush impasto, energetic brushwork, and vibrant color. In May 1889, the emotionally troubled artist voluntarily admitted himself as a patient at the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in nearby Saint-Rémy, where he remained for a year. In May 1890, he moved to Auvers-sur-Oise, where he stayed until he took his own life two months later.
Cypresses, swirling clouds, fields of wheat and poppies, and a very stretched out train: it must be Van Gogh. Enjoy four vibrant landscapes from this portfolio of notecards, including: Wheatfield with Cypresses (1889), Mademoiselle Gachet in her Garden at Auvers-sur-Oise (1890), Landscape at Auvers after the Rain (1890), and Field of Poppies, Auvers-sur-Oise (1890).
- 12 note cards, 4 subjects, 12 envelopes
- 4.75 x 6 inches