Vincent van Gogh Chronology of Paintings

The following is a chronological list of some of Van Gogh’s most famous works. All of these works are also compiled in an interactive Van Gogh Silverlight Book. This media presentation will take you through Van Gogh’s most famous pieces giving you title, date and location of creation, medium, and current location. So to begin your interactive online gallery experience.


Year Name
1853 Vincent van Gogh is born on 30 March in the small village of Groot-Zundert, Holland to Theodorus van Gogh (1822-1885) and Anna Cornelia née Carbentus (1819-1907).
1881 "Road with Pollard Willows and Man with Broom", Drawing, Pencil, washed
1882 "Old Man", Graphic, Lithograph
1882 "Portrait of a Man in a Top Hat", Drawing, Charcoal and crayon on cream wove paper
1885 "Peasant and Peasant Woman Planting Potatoes", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1885 "Still life with Potatoes", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1885 "Head of an Old Woman with White Cap", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1886 "Still Life: Bowl with Daisies", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1887 "Self Portrait with Grey Felt Hat", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1887 "Self Portrait with Straw Hat", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1888 "Sunflowers", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1888 "The Old Mill", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1888 "Portrait of Postman Roulin", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1888 "Portrait of Armand Roulin", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1888 "Postman Joseph Roulin", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1888 "Portrait of Patience Escalier", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1888 "Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1888 "The Harvest", Watercolor, Black Chalk and Gouache on pink ingres paper
1889 "Wheat Field with Cypresses", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1889 "Cypresses", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1889 "The Olive Trees", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1889 "Field with Ploughman and Mill", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1889 "Two Poplars on a Road Through the Hills", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1889 "The Road Menders", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1889 "Corridor of Saint-Paul Asylum in Saint-Rémy", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1889 "Olive Grove", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1889 "The Starry Night", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1889 "Rosebush in Blossom", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1889 "The Mulberry Tree", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1890 "The Church at Auvers", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1890 "Irises", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1890 "Plain near Auvers", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1890 "Undergrowth with Two Figures", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1890 "Noon: Rest from Work (After Millet)", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1890 "Houses in Auvers", Painting, Oil on Canvas
1890 "Road with Cypress and Star", Painting, Oil on Canvas
Enclosed Field with a Sower in the Rain Quay with Men Unloading Sand Barges Field with Factory View of Saintes-Maries with Cemetery
Enclosed Field with a Sower in the Rain Quay with Men Unloading Sand Barges Field with Factory View of Saintes-Maries with Cemetery
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