Vincent Van Gogh. By: Alex Quinn Period: 6. Birth. Born and raised in a small village in the Nether Lands. He was bon March 30, 1853 in Groot Zundert. He was born exactly one year after his parents’ first son, also named Vincent. Childhood, Family. Oldest of 6 children.
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Oldest of 6 children.
His father and grandfather were both protestant clergyman.
Three of his uncles were art dealers.
He was sent to boarding school, he found it a sad, lonely time.
He was not a good pupil .
He was intelligent but not academically.
At age 16 he was forced to leave school and get a job because of his families financial problems
He cut off his ear after his argument with Gauguin
He went to Asylum
He created a painting called Starry Night while he was living at the Asylum.
He made 38 self portraits.
“Portrait of Dr. Gachet” sold for $82.5 million.
He created more then 2,100 works.
Several paintings are the most expensive in the world.
Considered the greatest Dutch painter after Rembrandt