Van Gogh’s Bullet Points

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2nd period VINCENT VAN GOGH’S EARLY LIFE

  1. Born 1853, Netherlands
  2. Mother encouraged him to draw
  3. Painting developed unique style around 1888
  4. Attended art school in 1880
  5. He quit school at 15 for financial reasons
  6. Interested in art at a young age
  7. Given a job as art dealer at 16
  8. At 11 went to private school, at 13 to secondary school
  9. Rejected at many jobs
  10. Visited art galleries for inspiration
  11. Drew in school but showed little success
  12. Had an interest in peasant paintings
  13. Worked as a preacher in 1877
  14. He was a teacher
  15. Named after his dead brother

3rd period VAN GOGH’S EARLY LIFE

  1. born 1853 Netherlands
  2. Van Gogh’s mother encouraged him to draw when he was a child, but he didn’t show much talent
  3. Taught by Huisman at school
  4. Went on nature walks as a child, and that’s what inspired his art
  5. Began drawing at the age of 7
  6. At age 15, Van Gogh family had financial troubles and so he left school.
  7. He was taken on at the art dealer branch his Uncle Vincent set up
  8. He quit school halfway through his second academic year in 1867
  9. He became a preacher
  10. He said his childhood was “cold and sterile”
  11. He became interested in people and scenes around him, and recorded them in drawings
  12. Worked as a teacher
  13. He was taught at home by his mother and a governess
  14. His family was wealthy when he was a child

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VAN GOGH’S EARLY LIFE

  1. Born 1853, Netherlands
  2. Taught at home 
  3. Mother encouraged drawing, painting
  4. Left school at 15, family finances
  5. Drew & Painted as a teenager
  6. 5 siblings
  7. Religious family, father a pastor
  8. Preached to miners
  9. Felt Rejected, went through dark period
  10. Clerk at Art Dealership
  11. Taught at Methodist School in England
  12. Devoted Life to God
  13. Worked at a Church
  14. Family walks inspired art
  15. Older brother, Vincent, died as infant
  16. Fluent in Dutch, French, English & German
  17. Rejected from Theology School