Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. He was born on March 30, 1853, Zundert, Netherlands. He struggled with mental illness, and remained poor and virtually unknown throughout his life. He had also cut off his own ear and thus admitted himself at the Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Asylum. He died on July 29, 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise, France at age 37, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.