Vincent van Gogh

Picture of Vincent van Gogh,  Troubled and brilliant painter
Wednesday March 30, 1853
Tuesday July 29, 1890
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Vincent Willem van Gogh
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Groot-Zundert, Netherlands
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Professional life

Vincent van Gogh is widely recognized as one of the most iconic and important painters of the 19th century. He is best known for his Post-Impressionist style of painting, which revolutionized the world of art and left an indelible mark on the history of art and culture.

Van Gogh was born in 1853 in the Netherlands. His father was a minister and his family was financially comfortable. From a young age, van Gogh had an interest in art and was encouraged to pursue his passion. At age 15, he began studying at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and continued his studies for the next 10 years. He was especially interested in the works of Rembrandt and Japanese art.

In 1883, van Gogh moved to Paris to pursue a career in art. While in Paris, he was exposed to a variety of styles of art, including Impressionism and Pointillism. He was particularly influenced by the work of Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne. During this time, he developed his own distinct style, which blended elements of Impressionism, Pointillism, and Expressionism.

In 1886, he moved moved to the south of France, where he began painting some of his most famous works. His paintings focused on scenes of rural life, with bold colors and brushstrokes that showcased his emotional intensity. During his time in France, van Gogh created approximately 200 paintings.

In 1890, van Gogh moved again to Auvers-sur-Oise, where he completed a series of self-portraits and religious works. Unfortunately, his career was cut short when, in the same year, he shot himself in the chest and died at the age of 37.

Van Gogh died at the age of 37, 3 months and 30 days, which is considered to be quite young. He was only able to produce around 900 paintings during his short life. His career was cut short due to his mental illness, which he was unable to overcome. He also suffered from a variety of physical ailments, including epilepsy, which limited his ability to paint in his later years. Despite his short life, van Gogh left behind an impressive legacy of art and culture. His works continue to inspire and influence people around the world to this day.

Birthday parties and gifts

Van Gogh had a passionate love for celebrating his birthday. He would often host elaborate parties for himself, inviting friends and fellow artists to join him to celebrate. He also enjoyed giving gifts to his friends and family on his birthday. He would often give them paintings or prints of his work, as well as other items, like books. He also enjoyed sending letters and cards to his friends, wishing them happy birthdays.

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Zodiac sign: Aries ♈ (March 21 - April 19)
Chinese zodiac sign:
Nr. of Heartbeats: 7,203,916,800
Nr. of Breaths: 1,463,295,600
Nr. of blinks (with 8 hours of sleep every day): 1,013,050,800
Hair length (if it was never cut): 2,606 cm or 26.06 meters (85 feet 5.8 inches)
Nail length (if it was never cut): 7,296 mm or 7.30 meters (23 feet 11.2 inches)

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28.94 years
36.17 years
426.83 years
65.11 years
48.23 years
115.75 years

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How old Vincent van Gogh would be if they were born on a different planet
710.86 years
278.3 years
91.03 years
14.42 years
5.81 years

What happened on Vincent van Gogh birthday

Birthdays: Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, Justin Moore, Melanie Klein, Jean-Claude Brialy
Deaths: John McGahern, Michael Jeter, James Cagney, Dith Pran, Harold LeVander
Others: Secretariat horse born


What happened on Vincent van Gogh day of death

Birthdays: Sanjay Dutt, Tim Mara, Wil Wheaton, Wendy Hughes, Alexandra Paul
Deaths: Nikolai Krylenko, Robert Schumann, Vladimir Zworykin, Umberto I, Jerome Robbins
Others: The Lord of the Rings book published


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