Vincent Van Gogh

Some facts about his life...

Some of his work!


Vincent Van Gogh is a famous artist that created over 900 paintings in ten years. Many people believe Van Gogh cut off his ear.But he really only cut off a small portion of his ear lobe. He only sold one painting during his life. He became famous only after his death. After his death his sister-in-law dedicated herself to collecting his letters and paintings so he could get the recognition he very much deserved. Vincent died from a gunshot wound when he was 37 years old. They do not know if he shot himself or not. They did not find a gun with him after his death. He died 2 days later.He created his famous artwork named Starry Night in an asylum at Saint-Remy-de-Provence in France. He was very good friends with a famous artist named Paul Gauguin. He had an older brother named Vincent Van Gogh, but his brother died at birth. The 800 letters he sent were mostly to his brother and also his friend Theo. Before he was an artist, he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become a preacher at the Dutch Reformed Church. Six months after Vincent Van Gogh died, his brother Theo died. Theo is buried next to his brother Vincent in Auvers,France. Vincent had many physical and mental illnesses that he suffered from, including temporal lobe epilepsy.

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