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July 2015

Gogh, Vincent van Dutch painter Groot-Zundert near Breda 30.3.1853 –
(suicide) Auvers-sur-Oise 29.7.1890.
– “Self-portrait with fur hat, bandaged ear and tobacco pipe”, January 1889.
Oil on canvas, 51 × 45cm.
Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block.

The tragic artist

125 years ago today, in the rented room in the Auberge Ravoux, Vincent van Gogh died of an infection caused by a …