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Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh

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Birth Year : 1853
Death Year : 1890
Country : Netherlands

Van Gogh was born in Groot-Zundert, Holland. The son of a pastor, Vincent was highly emotional and lacked self-confidence. Between 1860 and 1880, when he finally decided to become an artist, van Gogh had had two unsuitable and unhappy romances and had worked unsuccessfully as a clerk in a bookstore, an art salesman, and a preacher in the Borinage (a dreary mining district in Belgium), where he was dismissed, He remained in Belgium to study art, determined to provide happiness by creating beauty. The works of his early Dutch period are somber-toned, sharply lit, genre paintings. The most famous of these paintings is “The Potato Eaters” (1885).

 

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