Head of a Woman

Vincent van GoghNovember 1884 - January 1885

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam, Netherlands

One day, Vincent van Gogh hoped to become a figure painter. So he was constantly drawing and painting studies of heads. He made portraits of countrless men and women who worked on farms around the village Nuenen in the Netherlands. To Vincents, these were not portraits of individuals bu depictions of types. In his eyes, they represented the hard life of farm workers.


  • Title: Head of a Woman
  • Creator: Vincent van Gogh
  • Creator Lifespan: 30 March 1853 - 29 July 1890
  • Creator Nationality: Dutch
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Auvers-sur-Oise
  • Creator Birth Place: Zundert
  • Date Created: November 1884 - January 1885
  • Location Created: Nuenen, The Netherlands
  • Place Part Of: The Netherlands
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation), Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
  • External Link: Head of a Woman

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