Vincent van Gogh Timeline

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  • 1853 - 1890
    Life of the post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh.
  • 30 Mar 1853
    Vincent van Gogh is born in Groot-Zundert, the Netherlands.
  • Jul 1869
    Vincent van Gogh joins The Hague branch of the firm Goupil & Cie.
  • Mar 1876
    Vincent van Gogh leaves Goupil & Cie after various trnasfers to Brussels, London, and Paris.
  • May 1877
    Vincent van Gogh moves to Amsterdam to become a church minister.
  • Jul 1878
    Vincent van Gogh moves to Brussels to train to become a missionary.
  • Dec 1878
    Vincent van Gogh becomes an unofficial missionary worker in the Borinage region of Belgium.
  • 1879
    Vincent van Gogh decides to become a full-time artist.
  • Oct 1880
    Vincent van Gogh moves to Brussels to study art.
  • 1882
    Vincent van Gogh moves to The Hague and studies under his artist cousin Anton Mauve (a member of The Hague School).
  • 1883
    Vincent van Gogh moves back to his parents at Nuenen, the Netherlands.
  • Apr 1885
    Vincent van Gogh produces his first masterpiece, The Potato Eaters.
  • Mar 1886
    Vincent van Gogh moves to Paris where he shares an apartment with his brother Theo.
  • Feb 1888
    Vincent van Gogh moves to Arles in southern France.
  • Oct 1888 - Dec 1888
    Paul Gauguin shares a house with Vincent van Gogh in Arles in southern France.
  • 23 Dec 1888
    Vincent van Gogh suffers from some sort of attack and cuts off part of his ear.
  • May 1889
    Vincent van Gogh voluntarily admits himself to the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Rémy de Provence.
  • May 1890
    Vincent van Gogh moves to Auvers-sur-Oise in northern France to consult Dr Paul Gachet.
  • 29 Jul 1890
    Vincent van Gogh dies from a self-inflicted pistol shot in Auvers-sur-Oise.
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