Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) can be seen as the quintessential starving artist: for all the reverence with which we now view his work, in his lifetime he sold only one painting. Over the course of a single decade, van Gogh produced more than two thousand drawings and paintings. Struggling against madness, in and out of mental hospitals, he created works of genius. Shimmering with light and color, saturated with the intensity of his vision, they resound throughout the world of art. Thirty full-color reproductions.