Vincent van Gogh
Van Gogh’s paintings did not sell during his lifetime, during which he was generally considered a madman and a failure, although some collectors recognized the value of his work. His fame came only after his death, when he evolved in the public imagination into a misunderstood genius. His reputation grew in the early 20th century as elements of his style came to be incorporated by the Fauves and German Expressionists. He attained widespread critical and commercial success over the ensuing decades, and is remembered as an important but tragic painter whose troubled personality typifies the romantic ideal of the tortured artist.
Van Gogh suffered from psychotic episodes and delusions and though he worried about his mental stability, he often neglected his physical health, did not eat properly and drank heavily. His friendship with Gauguin ended after a confrontation between the two when, in a rage, Van Gogh severed a part of his own left ear with a razor. After, he spent time in psychiatric hospitals, including a period at Saint-Rémy. After he discharged himself and moved to the Auberge Ravoux in Auvers-sur-Oise near Paris, he came under the care of the homeopathic doctor Paul Gachet. His depression persisted and on 27 July 1890, Van Gogh is believed to have shot himself in the chest with a revolver, dying from his injuries two days later.
Today, Van Gogh’s works are among the world’s most expensive paintings to have ever sold, and his legacy is honored by a museum in his name, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which holds the world’s largest collection of his paintings and drawings.
Final Resting Place:
Auvers-Sur-Oise Communal Cemetery
Av. du Cimetière
Auvers-sur-Oise, Val-d'Oise, 95430
Grave Location:Section B, Van Gogh Family Plot
Grave Location Description
As you enter the main gates of the cemetery from Avenue du Cimetière walk straight ahead for 60 feet and then turn left and walk to the edge of the cemetery that borders Chemin des Vallées. Turn right and walk a short distance to the graves of artist Vincent van Gogh and his brother Theo on your left along the wall.
Grave Location GPS49.07545659703652, 2.1789854402916764
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