Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890):Generally considered the greatest Dutch painter and draughtsman after Rembrandt. With Cezanne and Gaugin the greatest of Post-Impressionist artists. He powerfully influenced the current of Expressionism in modern art. His work, all of it produced during a period of only 10 years, hauntingly conveys through its striking colour, coarse brushwork, and contoured forms the anguish of a mental illness that eventually resulted in suicide. Among his masterpieces are numerous self-portraits and the well-known The Starry Night(1889).