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Vincent van Gogh
Died: Auvers-sur-Oise, 29 July 1890
son of a minister
mainly self-taught; briefly at Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts (Brussels); with Fernand Cormon (1886, Paris)
1869 – apprenticed to uncle’s art dealership, Goupil & Co.
1873 – transferred to London branch of Goupil & Co.
1875 – transferred to Paris branch of Goupil & Co.
1878 – moves to Borinage region to work as a lay preacher
1879-80 – visits Jules Breton in Courrières, France; van Gogh decides to pursue painting
1889-90 – van Gogh institutionalizes himself in Saint-Remy
1890 – moves to Auvers-sur-Oise and is place in the care of Dr Paul Gachet; Albert Aurier publishes article about van Gogh in Mercure de France; exhibits with Les XX (Brussels); dies as result of self-inflicted gunshot wounds
Loom with Weaver, 1884 (Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo)
The Potato Eaters, 1885 (Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo)
Moulin de la Galette, 1886 (Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh)
The Sower, 1888 (Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo)
Night Cafe, 1888 (Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven)
Sunflowers, 1888-89 (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
Self-Portrait, 1889 (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC)
Self-Portrait, 1889 (Musée d'Orsay, Paris)
Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889 (Courtauld Institute Gallery, London)
Theo van Gogh (brother)