Vincent Van Gogh
(1853-1890) Unbeknownst to him, the Dutch painter became one of the main exponents of post-Impressionism. Essentially self-taught, during the course of his career he produced about 900 works, showing an almost compulsive approach to creation. Nevertheless, the quality of his work was not recognised until after his death, since when he has become one of the great masters of art history. His most private opinions and thoughts are contained in his sketchbooks and the letters he sent to his younger brother Theo, who was a central figure in Vincent’s life.