Vincent Van Gogh Shocking Biography, Age, Height, Artworks and Facts

Vincent Van Gogh Shocking Biography, Age, Height, Artworks and Facts

Vincent Van Gogh True Story, Birth place, Parents , Biography, Age, Height, Artworks


Date Of Birth
Full Name : Vincent Willem van Gogh

30 March 1853

Zundert, Netherlands
Died 29 July 1890 (aged 37)

Auvers-sur-Oise, –  France
Cause of death Suicide by gunshot
Resting place Cimetière d’Auvers-sur-Oise, France
49°04′31″N 2°10′44″E
Nationality Dutch
Education Anton Mauve
Known for Painting, drawing
Notable work
Sorrow (1882)
The Potato Eaters (1885)
Sunflowers (1887)
Bedroom in Arles (1888)
The Starry Night (1889)
Portrait of Dr. Gachet (1890)
Wheatfield with Crows (1890)
Movement Post-Impressionism

Who is Vincent van Gogh?

Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in the village of Zundert in Brabant. He was not the first child of Protestant Minister Theodore Van Gogh and Anna Cabentus: another son (also known as Vincent) was stillborn on the same date, exactly one year earlier.

Happily, the birth of the second Vincent went well, followed by the birth of three sisters and two brothers: Anna, Theo, Will, Reese, and Cor. The Van Gogh family often walks around Zundert, helping to instill a love of nature among future artists.

His business was unsuccessful, and after years of mental illness and poverty, he committed suicide at the age of 37.

Vincent van Gogh Early Life

Van Gogh was born in an upper-middle class family. He was serious, quiet and considerate as a child. As a kid, he was an art dealer and traveled frequently, but became frustrated after moving to London. He turned to religion and served as a Protestant missionary in southern Belgium.

Vincent Van Gogh Biography, Age, Height, Artworks and Facts

Vincent’s parents: Vincent Van Gogh parents – Theodorus van Gogh and Anna van Gogh-Carbentus

He is the eldest son of Theodorus van Gogh (Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church) and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Van Gogh was given the name of his grandfather, and the name of the brother who was stillborn a year before his birth.

Before returning home with his parents, he lingered about physical discomfort and loneliness before receiving painting in 1881. His brother Theo supported him financially, and the two maintained long-term relationships through letters. His early works were mainly still life sketches and portrayals of migrant workers, with few bright colors that made his later works stand out.

In 1886, he moved to Paris and met avant-garde members, including Émile Bernard and Paul Gauguin, who responded to the sensitivity of Impressionism.

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As his work progressed, he created a new approach to still life and local landscapes. With the development of his painting style, his paintings became more and more bright. In 1888, he was fully aware of this during his stay in Arles, southern France. During this time he broadened the subject matter to include a series of olive trees, wheat fields and sunflowers.


inside van gogh museum

Van Gogh suffers from psychotic episodes and delusions. Although he is concerned about his mental stability, he often ignores physical health, improper diet, and drinks a lot.

His friendship with Gauguin ended after a clash with Razor, when he angrily cut off part of his left ear. He spent some time at the psychiatric hospital, including during the Saint-Remy period.

After he was discharged from the hospital and moved to Auberge Ravoux in Oise-sur-Oise near Paris, he was taken care of by the homeopathic doctor Paul Gachet.

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His mood continued to decline, and on July 27, 1890, Van Gogh shot himself with a Lefaucheux revolver. He died of injuries two days later.

Vincent van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh’s nephew and eponymous Vincent Willem van Gogh (1890–1978) inherited the estate after his mother died in 1925.

In the early 1950s, he arranged to publish a complete letter, in four volumes and in several languages. He then began negotiations with the Dutch government to fund a foundation to purchase and collect the entire collection.

Theo’s son participated in the planning of the project, hoping to display these works in the best conditions. The project began in 1963; architect Gerrit Rietveld was commissioned to design and, after his death in 1964, Kisho Kurokawa was in charge.

inside van gogh museum

 Van gogh museum

The whole work progressed in the 1960s, with 1972 as the goal of the opening ceremony.

The Van Gogh Museum opened in Museumplein in Amsterdam in 1973.

It is the second most popular museum in the Netherlands after the National Museum, and regularly receives more than 1.5 million visitors every year.

In 2015, its record reached a record 1.9 million. Eighty-five percent of visitors come from other countries

Vincent van Gogh’s Artwork has been stolen

Museum officials said a painting by the famous Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh had been stolen from the Singer Laren Museum in the Netherlands.

The thief broke into the museum on Sunday evening at 3.15 AM and stole the artwork of the Spring Garden in Nuenen in the spring of 1884, called “Spring Garden”.

The painting was loaned to the Singh Laren Museum from the Groninger Museum. No other artwork was stolen.

The director, Evert van Os, said the agency that collected the collection of the American couple William and Anna Singh was “angered, shocked, and sad” about the painting being stolen.


van gogh artworks

The Groninger Museum in the northern city of Groningen said in a statement: “Works since 1884, or marouflé on paper, are the only Van Gogh in the Groningen Museum collection One painting at a time.

“We are very shocked by this news. At present, this investigation is in full swing, and due to police investigations, we cannot say any more.

The Singer Laren Museum is currently closed to measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Before the museum closed, the museum partnered with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to host an exhibition called “Mirror of the Soul” featuring artists from Toorop to Mondrian.

Death – 1890

In May 1890, Vincent left the psychiatric hospital in Saint-Rémy and headed north to Auvers-sur-Oise, where several artists have already lived .

Ofer provided Vincent the peace and tranquility he needed, and he was close enough to Paris to allow him to visit his brother Theo. There is also a doctor at Paul Gachet, who can look after him.

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Vincent quickly met his amateur painter Gachet, and he suggested that Van Gogh be fully committed to his art. He did exactly that, painting the gardens and wheat fields around the village at a frenetic pace.

During this time, Vincent was so absorbed in his paintings that he completed one work almost every day. His health seems to be improving.

Worried about Money

Vincent visited Theo and his family in Paris in early July 1890, where he learned that his brother was considering leaving his job as an art dealer for many years.

Theo wants to build his own business and inevitably has to bear certain financial risks. Vincent brought a worried man back to Over.

No matter how “healthy and fortified” Vincent was, discovering the countryside was futile. His illness and uncertainty about the future became too great.

On July 27, 1890, he entered the wheat field and fired with a pistol on his chest. The injured artist staggered back to his room in Auberge Ravoux. Theo rushed from Paris to Ofr. His brother was present on July 29 when his brother was killed due to injuries.

Vincent was buried in Auvers on July 30, 1890. His legacy is a wealth of art: more than 850 paintings and nearly 1,300 works on paper.


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