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Title: van Gogh


1
van Gogh
By Brett Hogg
2
Life
  • Van Gogh was born in Groot Zundert in the
    Natherlands on March 30, 1853, to Thoedorus
    Anna van Gogh. He grew up with 3 sisters and 2
    brothers. They grew up on a Farm. He started
    school in 1864 where he learned 3 languages and
    drawing. He then rejected regular learning, and
    learned art from his cousin from 1879-85. Then
    went to school at Antwerp Academy from 1885-86.
    He worked for his uncle as an Art dealer when he
    was 16. In 1876 he quit to become a school
    teacher. Later that year he moved back to Holland
    and worked at a book store. In 1878 he became a
    Preacher. Then left to join his parents in Etten
    to work on the farm. On July 29, 1890 he
    attempted suicide. 2 days later he Died.

3
Accomplishments
  • Van Gogh was a very successful artist, working
    mostly with paints. By the time he died he
    completed over 2,000 sketches, paintings,
    portraits. People loved his amazing paintings.

4
Qualities
  • Van Gogh painted his life in a sense. He
    painted life as a peasant, life in Poland and
    Netherlands, and his feelings. Van Gogh also had
    a love of nature. He drew and painted nests,
    animals, and flowers. As I read I found that Van
    Gogh was close to his family, especially his
    brother Theo. He Wrote loads of letters to him,
    and even lived with him for a while.

5
Interesting Facts
  • Van Gogh's "Portrait of Dr. Gachet is the most
    expensive painting sold at an auction. It was
    sold for 85.2 million.
  • He sold only 1 painting in his life, to his
    brother an art dealer. It was the "Red Vineyard
    at Arles.
  • There are only 3 known photos of him. There all
    of him as a child. They think there might have
    found another photo of him as an adult.
  • After his friend (Gauguin) mocked him he cut off
    his ear, and presented it to a woman.
  • In his last days he painted 70 paintings.

6
Bibliography
  • Van Gogh by Bruce Bernard
  • http//www.google.com/
  • http//www.vggallery.com/
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