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By Lida Prypchan
Living with his brother, Theo, in Paris beginning March 1886, Vincent van Gogh seemed to have a positive effect on Vincent’s work. Perhaps this was because, in Paris, he was exposed to artists on a professional, rather than a student, level. Although Vincent still had little respect for art that he...

By Lida Prypchan
The spring of 1885 held both heartache and promise for Vincent van Gogh. On the evening of Thursday, March 26, 1885, Vincent’s father, Dutch minister Theodorus van Gogh, died of a stroke. Vincent telegraphed his brother, Theo, at Theo’s place of business in Paris with just five words: SUDDEN DEATH,...

By Lida Prypchan
At 29 years old, in January of 1882, after a second spurred marriage proposal combined with his subsequent loss of faith, Vincent van Gogh moved to The Hague to pursue a career in art, as a peasant painter. He studied the works of Jean-François Millet, a French painter noted for his illustrations of...

By Lida Prypchan
The years that Vincent spent England and France before he became an evangelist had an influence on him and the artist he was soon to become. The sensitive boy and the religious man meshed into an individual who felt every excruciating aspect of the social struggles around him. He was said to empathize...

By Lida Prypchan
Followed by controversy, Vincent van Gogh’s time in Paris with his brother in 1886, Theo, was preceded by a stay in Antwerp. After being accused of improper behavior with a village woman in Nuenen, van Gogh headed to Antwerp and made an effort to study art formally – specifically the study of color...

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