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The story behind Rue Van Gogh

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Rue Van Gogh is in the Haute-Saint-Charles borough of Quebec City. It crosses Rue Vézina east of Avenue Lapierre and is surrounded by streets named after other famous painters such as Picasso, Chagall and Dégas.

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was a Dutch painter whose subjects, during his early years, were peasants and still lifes. Like the older Dutch masters such as Rembrandt, he adopted the light-darkness method, as seen in the Potato Diners (1885).