During his career Van Gogh produced over thirty self-portraits, many featuring the dynamic brushwork and creative use of colour that he became renowned for.
Vincent van Gogh
Self Portrait, autumn 1889
The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain
Date of work
Original: Oil paint on canvas 57.8 x 44.5 cm Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney, National Gallery of Art, Washington
Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is considered one of the most influential post-impressionist artists in the history of Western art. During his short yet prolific career he developed a highly personal use of colour and brushwork, directly expressing an emotional response to his subject and his inner world.