Vincent Van Gogh is the preeminent Post-Impressionist. He was born on March 30th, 1853 in Zundert, Netherlands and left this world in late July 1890. His innovative techniques laid the groundwork for modern art. The Starry Night (1989) is his most famous painting and is one of a pair of similarly named pieces.
Don McLean paid tribute with his classic song Vincent (Starry, Starry Night), which was released on the American Pie album, in 1971. As legend has it, the song was written on a paper bag after McLean read a book about Van Gogh’s life.