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Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890)

Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in Zundert, Netherlands. His father, named Theodorus van Gogh, was a Protestant minister. His mother, named Anna Cornelia Carbentus, was a daughter of the "book-binder to the King" Willem Carbentus; who had bound the first Consitution of Holland. Vincent Van Gogh was given the name of his elder ... See full bio »

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 2010 Van Gogh: Painted with Words (TV Movie) (letters)
 1991 The Irises (Short) (letter)
 1989 Vincent Van Gogh - Der Weg nach Courrières (Documentary) (letters)
 1948/II Van Gogh (Documentary short) (life story)
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 2002 Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum (TV Movie) (art work)
 1991 The Irises (Short) (painting: "Irises")
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 1959 Five Revolutionary Painters (TV Mini-Series)
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 1978 Despair (dedicatee)
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11 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 9 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Perhaps death is not the hardest thing in a painter's life. . . Looking at the stars always makes me dream, as simply as I dream over the black dots representing towns and villages on a map. Why, I ask myself, shouldn't the shining dots of the sky be as accessible as the black dots on the map of France? Just as we take the train to get to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to reach a star. See more »

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Suffered from depression which led to him committing suicide. His last painting was of a man who was sitting down with his head in his hands as if he were depressed. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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