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Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear
(Born Zundert, North Brabant, 30 March 1853; died Auvers-sur-Oise, 29 July 1890). Dutch painter and draughtsman, active for much of his brief career in France, with Cézanne and Gauguin the greatest of Post-Impressionist artists. His uncle was a partner in the international firm of picture dealers Goupil and Co. and in 1869 van Gogh went to work in the branch at The Hague. He was a good linguist, and from 1873 to 1876 he worked at the London and Paris branches.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)