My favorite painter from the text is Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter. He painted what was around him. He created about 1,200 paintings in just over a decade. I like that most of his paintings were either self-portraits, or still life paintings, because he worked with what he had in order to produce art. His paintings, "The Starry Night" and "Sunflowers" are personally my favorite paintings by him.