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Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van GoghAKA Vincent Willem van Gogh

Born: 30-Mar-1853
Birthplace: Groot-Zundert, Netherlands
Died: 29-Jul-1890
Location of death: Auvers sur Oise, France
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Buried, Auvers-sur-Oise Town Cemetery, Auvers-sur-Oise, France

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Painter

Nationality: Netherlands
Executive summary: Troubled and brilliant painter


[1] "I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, ill as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life -- the power to create." Letter (#531) to his brother Theo, dated 3 September 1888. Earlier in his life, Van Gogh was a Roman Catholic.

Father: Theodorus van Gogh (minister)
Mother: Anna Cornelia Carbentus
Brother: Theo van Gogh
Girlfriend: Sien Hoornik (prostitute, cohabited)

    Suicide Attempt
    Nervous Breakdown 1880
    Shot: Self-Inflicted in the torso, revolver (27-Jul-1890)
    Armory Show
    Risk Factors: Depression, Epilepsy, Gonorrhea, Amputee, Acrophobia

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