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Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear

VINCENT VAN GOGH'S BIOGRAPHY: TIMELINE


1853 - March 30 - Vincent Van Gogh is born in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands

1864 - 1866 Sent to boarding school in Zevenbergen

1869 - July - Van Gogh is employed by the Hague gallery

1873 - June - Van Gogh is transferred to London

1875 - Van Gogh is transferred to Paris

1876 - 1880 Van Gogh begins devoting his life to the evangelization of the poor in the town of Borinage, Belgium

1880 - 1884 Van Gogh relocates to Brussels and begins learning the skills needed to become an artist

1885 - April - Completion of The Potato Eaters

1886 - March - Van Gogh moves to Paris. Discovers Impressionists and Post Impressionists

1887 - Summer - Completion of Self Portrait with Straw Hat

1888 - February - Van Gogh moves to Arles to create a school of art

1888 - Van Gogh paints the famous sunflower pieces and begins suffering from mental problems

1888 - September - Completion of Starry Night Over the Rhone

1888 - September - Completion of The Café Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night

1888 - October - Completion of Vincent's Bedroom in Arles

1888 - December - Van Gogh cuts off a portion of his ear and commits himself to a mental asylum in Saint Rémy

1888 - December - Ends his friendship with Gauguin

1889 - May - Completion of Irises

1889 - June - Completion of Starry Night

1890 - February - Completion of Almond Blossom

1890 - May - Van Gogh leaves Saint Rémy and begins contacting his brother Theo

1890 - May - Leaves the asylum to begin care in Auvers-sur-Oise under Dr. Paul Gachet, who was recommended by Camille Pissarro

1890 - July 29 - Vincent Van Gogh dies of a self-inflicted gunshot. He was buried on July 30 at Auvers-sur-Oise

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