Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) greatly influenced 20th-century art, even though his was a short and tragic life. His use of bright and vivid colors and broad brushstrokes, whether in portraits, still lifes, or landscapes, makes van Gogh's work immediately recognizable. Among his well-known works are Starry Night, Sunflowers, and Irises.
The Short Biographies series from Applewood's Benna Books imprint features short, intriguing, and entertaining biographies of world-renowned figures. Each beautiful hardcover book includes an interesting retelling of a single person's life, suitable for young adults and adults alike. These little gems will become beloved souvenirs of a favorite artist or a memorable trip to a museum.