Vicent Willem Van Gogh (March 30, 1853—July 29, 1890) was born on March 30, 1853 in Groot-Zundert, a village close to Breda in the province of North Bradant in the south of the Netherlands, a predominantly Catholic area. He was the oldest child and his father was a minister of the Dutch Reformed church. Vincent was given the name of his grandfather, a brother stillborn exactly a year before his birth, and another who was referred to in Van Gogh’s letters as “Uncle Cent”. Van Gogh was  Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, his influence on 20th century art, especially Fauvism and German Expressionism. As his works were, and are, among the world’s most well-known and expensive works of art ranks, Van Gogh’s “sunflower” might be more prevailing.
When he was a child, Van Gogh began to draw. He was serious , silent and thoughtful. He attended the Zundert vollage school from 1860. From 1861, Van Gogh began his education, learning languages, including French, German and English, performed well. At the beginning, he and his sister were taught at home by a governess, then until October 1, 1864, he went to Jan Provily’s boarding school at Zevenbergen about 20 miles away. On September 15, 1866, he went to the new middle school, where a successful artist in Paris taught him to draw and adocated a systematic approach to the subject. But in March 1868, he interrupted his studies, abruptly left school and returned home, and in July 1869, he entered the international art deale company as a trainee. After a brief teaching career, he became a missionary and preached his religion to the poor miners, following his wish to “preach the gospel everywhere”. Then he returned home and found work in a bookshop, where he spent much of his time either doodling or translating passages from Bible into English, French and German.
Lasted until the age of 27, Van Gogh regarded his career as a painter, since he traveled to Brussels that autumn intending to follow Theo’s recommendation to study with the prominent Dutch artist Willem Roelofs, who persuaded him , I spite of his aversion to formal schools of art, to attend the Academie Royale des Beaux-Art in Brussels, where he registered on November15, 1880 and atidied anatomy and the standard rules of modeling and perspective, about which he said: “…you have to know just to be able to draw the least thing”. He aspired to become an artist in God’s service, stating: “…to try to understand the real significance of what the great artists, the serious masters, tell us in their masterpieces, that lesds to God;one man wrote or told it in a book;another in a picture”.
In April 1881, Van Gogh moved to the Etten countryside with his parents where he continued drawing, often using neighbors as subjects. For the first time, there was interst from Paris in his workcompleted what is generally considered his first major work, The Potato Eaters, the culmination of several years work painting peasant character studies. In August 1886, his work was exhibited for the first time, in the windows of a paint dealer, when he was accused of forcing himself on one of his young peasant sitters, who became pregnant that September, the Catholic village priest forbade parishioners from modeling for him. During 1885, he paited weveral groups of still-life paintings, and during his two-year stay in Nuenen, he complete numerous drawings and watercolors and nearly 200 oil paintings.
It’s well-known of Van Gogh’s left ear. It was in February 1888, Van Gogh went to France and rented a house. Gauguin visited him in October and left in December, followed by Gauguin’s left, Van Gogh’s left ear was amputated half by himself around Christmas. But there is currently no reliable explanation of this event, generally believed that Gauguin wrath away for their disput, and Van Gogh brandished a knife and cut off  his left ear by himself on the evening of December 23 dued to his emotional insanity. Two German sholars in art history was made in May 2009 that Van Gogh’s left ear might caused by accident injury by Gauguin for a quarrel between them. But both Van Gogh and Gauguin hided the truth in order to maintain their friendships.
Van Gogh was died at the age of 37 of pistol suicide while he was walking around the bedlam. Such as Van Gogh’s “sunflower”, “Starry Night”, “A Crow’s Wheat” and so on,  his works are still prevailing all over the world and regard as the most well-known and expensive masterpieces of art works. As one of Van Gogh’s fans, don’t you enger to admire his works everday?Just search one of Van Gogh paintings artwork you are favor in on our site and keep it in you side. Every work on our site copied by our artist and 100% handmade, pack you satisfaction!