Vincent Williem Van Gogh : 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th century art for its vivid colors and emotional impact. He suffered from anxiety and increasingly frequent bouts of mental illness throughout his life and died, largely unknown, at the age of 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
September 7, 1881
Life has become very dear to me, and I am very glad that I love. My life and my love are on. "But you are faced with a 'no never never' is your reply. My answer to that is, "Old boy, for the present I look upon that 'no never never' as a block of ice which I press to my heart to thaw."