Vincent willem van gogh dutch vinsnt vilm vn x 30 march 1853 29 july 1890 was a dutch post impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of western artin a decade he created about 2100 artworks including around 860 oil paintings most of which date from the last two years of his life. Vincent van gogh march 30 1853 july 29 1890 was born on 30 march 1853 in zundert a village in the southern province of north brabant he was the eldest son of the reverend theodorus van gogh 1822 1885 and anna cornelia carbentus 1819 1907 whose other children were vincents sisters elisabeth anna and wil and his brother theo and cor little is known about vincents early . Van gogh was born in holland the son of a pastor he travelled to london in 1873 and first visited paris in 1874 over the next decade he was employed in various ways including as a lay preacher by 1883 he had started painting and in 1885 6 he attended the academy in antwerp where he was impressed by japanese prints and by the work of rubens. Van gogh spent the last few months of his life in auvers sur oise a small town to the north of paris here he continued drawing and painting the town and those around him capturing people landscapes houses and flowers in his work until his untimely death. The artists brother theo van gogh paris 1889 d 1891 sent to him by the artist on september 28 1889 his widow johanna van gogh bonger amsterdam in trust for their son vincent willem van gogh 1891 95 consigned by june 1895 to lucien moline galerie laffitte paris sold with six other paintings for fl 384 through moline to an unidentified dealer moline sent a check on
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