Vincent Van Gogh is a world famous painter born in the Netherlands. His work is loved around the world. If you look closely at his work you can see how his brush strokes are broken up. He only became famous for his work after he had died. In total Van Gogh made around 2100 artworks. His paintings were inspired by everyday life and from his visits around Europe. He also loved painting portraits of people he would meet and self portraits, painting over 30 of himself. He died age 37, far too young for such a talented painter.