Vincent Van Gogh : The World 's Most Well Known Artists

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Vincent van Gogh is one of the world’s most well-known artists. He was the son of a pastor and was brought up in a religious atmosphere. He thought his true calling was to preach the gospel like his father. He became a preacher in a small coal mining town. This is when he starting becoming very interested in the people and things that surrounded him. He became an artist at the age of 27. Beverly Buchanan was adopted as a child by her aunt and uncle, Marion and Walter Buchanan. She grew up in South Carolina where her father was the dean of the School of Agriculture at South Carolina State College. She was often with her father when he visited farmers across the state. She became fascinated with the architecture, environment, and people she meet. While she was working as a health educator she started reconsidering her career. Like van Gogh she started pursuing art after a previous career. At the age of 31 Buchanan enrolled in a class at the Art Students League in 1971. This class was taught by Norman Lewis. Lewis became a great friend and mentor. 6 years later she moved to Georgia to satisfy her longing to become an artist. In 1880 at the age of 27, Van Gogh moved to Brussels began taking lessons on his own. He took some lessons from his cousin by marriage. He studied some books like Travaux des champs by Jean-Francois Millet and Cours de dessin by Charles Bargue. After completing his Whitfield 2 first piece called The Potato Eaters, he believed he needed

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