Vincent Van Gogh Birthday (March 30th)

Vincent Van Gogh Birthday (March 30th)

Vincent Van Gogh was a popular Dutch Post-Impressionist artist.

Vincent Van Gogh paintings and drawings comprises of several of the world's best known, most fashionable and most expensive pieces.

Birth Details

Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on 30th March 1853 and died on 29th July 1890.

Personal Details

  • Vincent Willem van Gogh was born in Groot-Zundert in a village which was situated near to Breda in the Province of North Brabant located in the southern Netherlands.
  • During the early adult life he spent working for a firm of art dealers.
  • After that for a small period of time he also worked as a teacher.
  • Then he worked as a missionary worker in a very poor mining region.
  • In his life his brother Theo was the central figure who continually and selflessly provided financial support.
  • Their lifelong friendship is recognized in many letters they exchanged from August 1872 onwards.


During the last ten years of his life he created more than 2,000 works comprising around 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches.He is a pioneer of what came to be termed as Expressionism. He possessed a massive influence on 20th century art, especially on the Fauves and German. Expressionists.


  • Vincent Van Gogh first exhibit was held in the late 1880s and after that his fame grew steadily.
  • He was also awarded for various paintings which he created in the year 1957 of Anglo-Irish artist Francis Bacon created.


  • When Vincent Van Gogh went to school he drew and painted water-colors.
  • The lighting of Vincent Van Gogh atelier studio were improved by installing changeable shutters, and experimented with a variety of drawing materials through him.

In January 1879 Vincent Van Gogh got an impermanent post as a missionary in the village of Petit Wasmes  in the coal-mining district of Borinage in Belgium.

  • In April 1881 Van Gogh lived in the countryside with his parents in Etten and continued drawing, using neighbors as subjects.
  • He got settled in The Hague, where he called on his cousin-in-law, the painter Anton Mauve, who encouraged him towards painting in the year in January 1882.

Vincent Van Gogh moved to Paris to study at Fernand Cormon's studio in March 1886.