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|Vincent Van Gogh
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Brief Description: Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (born 1853), one of the pioneers of Expressionism, led a troubled life increasingly plagued by mental disturbance and resulting in his suicide in 1890. Although now a world-renowned artist for masterpieces such as ‘The Potato Eaters’ (1885), ‘Sunflowers’ (1888), ‘The Bridge’ (1888) and his last work ‘Cornfields with Flight of Birds’ (1890), in his short lifetime tragically he was unable to sell his work or feel successful as an artist.
After studying in Paris (1886-88), where he developed his own brushwork style and was influenced by the Impressionists’ colour sense, he moved to Arles, taking inspiration for his paintings from the rich Provençal landscape.
This poem, illustrated with and inspired by van Gogh’s paintings, particularly those created at Arles, pays tribute to his genius and reflects upon his tragic life, highlighting the injustice that during his lifetime he neither received the recognition nor the financial benefits he deserved, rewards now reaped by the owners of his works.
About the Author:
Adrian Campbell is the son of A. Y. Campbell, a professor of Classics and a published poet during the 1920s and 1930s, and Olwen Campbell, a literary critic.
Adrian trained as an art teacher at Bath Academy, Corsham, after the Second World War, taught art for many years, and exhibits as a painter throughout England.
He lives in Somerset and is a member of Taunton Five River Poets.