Vincent van Gogh at the age of 19 - 1872

Vincent van Gogh
(*30. März 1853 Groot-Zundert - †29. Juli 1890 Auvers-sur-Oise)
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"Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it."

Quote in his letter to Theo, from The Hague, Sunday, 18 March 1883; as cited in The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, Vol. 2 (1958) New York Graphic Society, p. 12