Vincent Van Gogh

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Vincent Van Gogh

The Starry Night

Vincent Van Gogh's self portrait

Potato Eaters


Vincent Van Gogh1853-1890Gms14

Vincent was a famous Dutch painter.In 1874, he decided to propose to a person named Eugènie but she was already engaged, the next year he tried to win her love but failed, again.Vincent has been in three relationships and never advanced any of them which means he never married anyone. After his first attempt with Eugènie he went back to England to get back his job. When he returned he became a teacher. Vincent's health was getting worse so he had to go back to his parent's home. In 1885, Vincent had made his master piece "Potato Eaters". Vincent had the achievement of being a amazing Dutch painter. His most famous pieces were "Sunflowers","Starry Night", and "The Potato Eaters" Vincent was influenced by Japanese art. Vincent decided to move to Paris his brother, Theodore showed him to a small apartment. He had bad health probably because he was known to sip turpentine and eat paint. People said that Vincent was a dangerous man they said this because Vincent cut off his ear and offered it to someone. The police caught him and he had to go to a asylum. After, he shot himself in the chest and died 29 hours after that. He lived to be only 37 years old. He got to live a horrible life but he got to be a amazing Dutch painter.

Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on 30 March 1953 as the oldest of six children of Theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. His father was a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church. Art and religion as occupation came naturally to the van Gogh family and young Vincent was drawn to drawing since an early age which led him to take up the same as his occupation Raised in a Catholic area, he attended the Zundert village school, where he was taught by a Catholic teacher. For three years from 1861 to 1864, he was home trained by a governess. Later on, he attended the Jan Provily's boarding school at Zevenbergen, post which he gained admission at Willem II College. he left school in March 1868 to return home.

Career and love life

Vincent was a person that had very bad health, he knew that his health was bad and wouldn't get better so he shot himself in the chest, after 29 hours he died.

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