Facts about Vincent  VAN GOGH

Van Gogh became an artist at 27 years old

He tried a number of professions before deciding to pursue art, including an art dealer, and a preacher

Vincent was the oldest of six childreN  he had two brothers and three sisters

He passed away at the age of 37, meaning he was only active as an artist for a decade.  Despite the short career, Vincent is said to have produced over 2,000 pieces of art!

Vincent was exceptionally close with his brother Theo

they exchanged over 900 letters

Vincent was a polyglot and spoke multiple languages, including ENGLISH, French, and Dutch

Vincent was very poor and often reused canvases to save money He would paint self-portraits because he couldn't afford to pay models and he survived on a diet of bread, coffee, and tobacco

Learn more about Vincent at  Beyond Van Gogh