From a distance, it seems the painting is not nearly as famous as Van Goog, but this is because the work has received less critical acclaim.
Van Gooch, born in 1889, was a painter who began to paint when he was about 14 years old, but by his early twenties he had become known for his dramatic, often violent and surrealist paintings.
His work often features children and his signature “crawl-in-the-dirt” paintings, which he painted with a large brush, are considered a classic example of the genre.
Van Gelder, whose works have been recognized as among the most influential in the history of art, began his career as a professional painter in the 1920s.
He continued to paint until he was 40, when he decided to retire from the art world and concentrate on his family.
He died in 1977 at age 94.
As the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for her book The Portrait of an Artist, Van Gelders life as a painter inspired and informed the work of other artists who followed him, including Salvador Dali, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso.
In a 2008 essay for the New York Times, he said that, in his early 20s, he “thought that the world needed to be seen in a new way.”
In the 1990s, Van Gochs paintings were featured in the film The Life of Van Gozag, which tells the story of the family that moved to Paris from the Netherlands when Van Gocht was seven.