Van Gogh was a famous artist who was born in 1853 in Holland and died at the age of 37.
Van Gogh was a teacher, he worked in a book shop and he worked in an art gallery. When he was in Holland he painted using dark and gloomy colours but when he moved to France he loved to use bright colours.
Van Gogh was best friends with Gauguin and the two of them spent several times together painting.
Van Gogh loved painting and some of his famous pieces of work include: The Sunflowers, Starry Night and Irises .
Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a leading French post-Impressionist painter. He who was not well appreciated until after his death. Gauguin was later recognised for his experimental use of colour and style that were different from Impressionism. His work was influential among the French avant-garde, and later artists such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Gauguin gave up his family and life to live in Tahiti in 1891. He died of in 1903 in French Polynesia.