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  • Do you know this guy?
  • Fast Facts: Vincent Van Gogh• Born in 1853• Suffered from mental illness (he was known for being a little crazy)• Was not famous and never sold a painting until after his death• Lived a nomadic lifestyle, moving from place to place• Had a fondness for liquor
  • The Famous Ear Story After confronting another artist with a razor blade, Van Gogh became frightened and retreated to a brothel he frequented. There he is said to have cut off his ear (fully or partially, no one knows for sure), wrapped it in a cloth, and handed it to one of the prostitutes working there, saying, “keep this object carefully”. He then staggered home and was found sleeping, his head bloody.
  • Why isVan GoghImportant?• Van Gogh pioneered a style of painting known as Post-Impressionism, which featured bold color and thick daubs of paint.• He is loved around the world for his paintings such as Starry Night, Sunflowers, and many self-portraits.• He is considered one of the great masters of painting.