Was Vincent van Gogh an impressionist a surrealist or an expressionist?
Vincent's way of loading his paintings with emotion makes him totally different from the impressionists. He could be called a proto-expressionist, as he was an inspiration to the expressionist movements that started about 15 years after his death. And he has nothing at all in common with the surrealists, who painted dreams.
Yes, he was an Impressionist. Another answer: You might call a few of Vincent paintings of 1887 and early 1888 impressionistic. His very personal style thereafter has nothing to do with impressionism but are an inspiration for the expressionists. Vincent is often labeled Post-impressionist, like P Gauguin.
Vincent Van Gogh is considered an impressionist painter. Which consists of using wide brush strokes and creative uses of light in his paintings. Answer 2: No, the above is not correct. Van Gogh is considered a Post-Impressionist painter, and his art is a forerunner of Expressionism. If you check in any Art History book you will find answer 2 correct.