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Vincent Van Gogh
Birth: Mar. 30, 1853
Zundert Municipality
Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Death: Jul. 29, 1890
Departement du Val-d'Oise
Īle-de-France, France

Artist. Born in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands, in 1869 he began working for art dealers, but in 1877 he studied religion and from 1878 to 1880 he was an evangelist in Belgium. Later he decided to become an artist. He admired the work of Millet and Daumier and his early subjects were peasants. He lived in Brussels and in Netherlands and in February 1886 he moved to Paris where he lived together with his brother, Theo, and encountered Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting. In Fernand Cormons atelier, he met Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. He also met Emile Bernard, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Camille Pissarro, and Paul Signac at that time. Brighter palette, flowers, portraits, and scenes of Montmartre, replaced his earlier subject matter and tonalities. In February 1887 he moved to Arles, where he painted in isolation. His first mental breakdown was in December 1888. Nevertheless, he continued to paint. In 1890, he was invited to show with Les Vingt in Brussels, where he sold his first painting. That same year, he was represented at the "Salon des Independants" in Paris. He shot himself on July 27, 1890, and died on July 29 in Auvers-sur-Oise, France. (bio by: Jelena) 
Family links: 
  Anna Cornelia Carbentus Van Gogh (1819 - 1907)
  Vincent Willem van Gogh (____ - 1852)*
  Vincent Van Gogh (1853 - 1890)
  Theodorus van Gogh (1857 - 1891)*
  Willemina Jacoba Van Gogh (1862 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Suicide by gunshot
Auvers-sur-Oise Town Cemetery
Departement du Val-d'Oise
Īle-de-France, France
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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I think Don McClain's song best evokes the pathos that we feel when we look at your paintings, and imagine your tortured life. Such beauty out of such pain, a testament to the human spirit, that it will struggle to see the beauty. Ironic too that modern...(Read more)
- Em
 Added: Sep. 29, 2014

- J.Sullivan
 Added: Sep. 26, 2014
went to your gravesite in june was very moving. Love always and never forgotten.xx
- Karen Gebauer
 Added: Sep. 9, 2014
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