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Van Gogh, Vincent

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Name
Vincent Willem van Gogh 

Date of Birth
March 30, 1853

Date of Death
July 29, 1890 

Place of Birth
Groot-Zundert, Netherlands 

Birth Family
Sanna Cornelia Carbentus and Theodorus van Gogh 

Marriage/Spouse
never married

Children
no children 

Education
Attended Zundert village school; home taught by governess and when he reached 11 years old, he went away to the elementary boarding school of Jan Provily in Zevenbergen. At 13 to went to a middle school, Willem II College in Tilburg

Career
Dutch post-impressionist painter 

Reason for Fame
Van Gogh’s work has made him one of the most famous artists
of all time.

Additional Information
At age 37 and greatly depressed, he shot himself in the chest, survived the impact, but died two days later. He had little success during his lifetime, but his fame grew rapidly after his heath.  Van Gogh’s painting Ires was sold for a record $53.9 million and his Portrait of Doctor Gachet was sold for $82.5 million, thus establishing a new price record.

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Artcyclopedia: Vincent van Gogh
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