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Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime.

Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime.

The story probably gained circulation because there is only one painting known by name that van Gogh sold in his lifetime. It is "The Red Vineyard" or "The Red Vines" (1888), and it sold at Brussels in early 1890 for 400 Belgian francs.

Only one painting sold during his lifetime

 Van Gogh was never famous as a painter during his lifetime and constantly struggled with poverty. He sold only one painting while he was alive: The Red Vineyard which went for 400 francs in Belgium seven months before his death. His most expensive painting Portrait of Dr.

Anna Boch
Anna Boch, a Belgian artist and art collector, bought the painting in early 1890 for 400 Belgian francs, perhaps because she liked the painting and wanted to show her support for van Gogh, whose work was being criticized; perhaps to help him financially; and perhaps to please her brother, Eugène, whom she knew was a ...

900 paintings
Van Gogh did not begin painting until his late twenties, and most of his best-known works were produced during his final two years. He produced more than 2,000 artworks, consisting of around 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches.

Julien Tanguy
He was an art dealer and wanted to help his nephew on his way, so he ordered 19 cityscapes of The Hague. Vincent sold his first painting to the Parisian paint and art dealer Julien Tanguy, and his brother Theo successfully sold another work to a gallery in London.

Van Gogh paintings are valuable because he is highly regarded as an artist, period. It has nothing to do with the number of actual paintings he painted.

$1 billion—Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night (1889)

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