Life Story

Fame After Death

“I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed”. —Vincent Van Gogh It wasn’t as though Vincent Van Gogh’s work died when he and his brother died. When Theo died’ all of Vincent’s work was left to Theo’s son’ Vincent. Timing […]

A Brother Mourned

“I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people”. —Vincent Van Gogh After Vincent’s death’ it became obvious that Theo was as much in need of his brother as his brother had been in need of him. […]

Suffering until the End

“Conscience is a man’s compass”. —Vincent Van Gogh Over time a clear pattern began to develop’ Vincent began to improve while in Saint¬Remy-de-Provence and then those periods of recovery would be followed by lapses in his mental state. When Vincent became able he continued to paint landscapes from the hospital’ […]

Travels and Pivotal Moments

“You can’t be at the pole and the equator at the same time. You must choose your own line, as I hope to do, and it will probably be color.” —Vincent Van Gogh The next year’ 1888 was a truly pivotal year for Vincent Van Gogh. In February’ Vincent decided […]

A Time to Learn and Evolve

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.” —Vincent Van Gogh Despite a prior dislike and disinterest in formal education’ Vincent decided it was time […]

An Artist Becomes…

“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” —Vincent Van Gogh It wasn’t until he was a man of twenty-seven that Vincent decided he really wanted to be an artist’ and by the end of 188 […]

A Dream in the Works

“I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.” —Vincent Van Gogh Vincent stuck with his desire to help people’ and even followed in the footsteps of his father being a clergyman. Vincent’s religious career lasted until 1880 and during that time he worked as a preacher in the […]

Humble Beginnings

“An artist needn’t be a clergyman or a churchwarden’ but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.” —Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh was born to a preacher and a bookseller on March 30′ 1853 in Zundert’ which is a village of Brabant in the South […]

Introduction to his Life Story

The life of Van Gogh is one that has gotten much attention since his death. He was said to be a peculiar man‘ one that was very thoughtful and turned inward more than outward. Much has been made in retrospect of his letter writing‘ paintings without a known meaning or […]