Vincent van Gogh's Life and Accomplishments

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Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous artists of all time. He was born in 1853, in the town Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. He inherited his artistic abilities from his mother, who was also a very talented artist by the name of Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Van Gogh is well known for having psychological problems. His problems began at a really young age and it is something that he battled with all throughout his life, and it is revealed in his artwork. Although van Gogh is one of the most famous artists of all time, very few people were familiar with his work until after his death.
Very few people knew of Vincent van Gogh until after his passing, but during his ten year art career he created quite the collection. “Van Gogh produced about
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(Dewitte 2012)
Vincent van Gogh battled with psychological and emotional problems beginning at a very young age in his life which eventually led to suicide at the age of 37. Exactly one year before he was born, his mother gave birth to a stillborn child with the same name. Growing up having to see his name and birthday on a headstone caused some real emotional distress is the young artist’s life. Van Gogh had his first mental breakdown after the woman he loved refused to marry him. Afterwards he devoted himself to God and dabbled in ministry for a little while until he refused to take the entrance exams into priesthood because he didn’t like the latin language, and forced to find a new occupation away from preaching. That is when he took up art as a profession. His brother, Theo, sponsored him as he was getting started. Vincent van Gogh had a terribly sad love life. He always fell in love with women whom he thought he could help. He fell in love with a widowed cousin but she wasn’t interested in him and ran away. He then fell in love with an alcoholic prostitute, and van Gogh became deeply depressed when she took up prostitution again. His parents had to threat to cut off his money supply if he didn’t leave the prostitute and that town. For several weeks after this, van Gogh traveled around from place to place painting the land and its people. Also, the night before he died he visited another prostitute and paid her by cutting off his ear.
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