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Unformatted text preview: Born in 1853 in Brabant, The Netherlands, Vincent Willem Van Gogh was the eldest son of Theodorus Van Gogh (1822–85), a pastor in the Dutch Reformed Church, and Anna Cornelia Carbentus (1819–1907). A good student, Vincent left school in 1869 at age sixteen in the middle of his secondary education to begin work as a clerk at the art dealership Goupil and Company in The Hague, where his uncle was a partner and where his younger brother Theo began work in 1872. Although he himself showed no inclination toward art as a profession, he appreciated art history and thrived in his commercial art profession, receiving high praise from his superiors, who soon transferred him to London. After a failed attempt at romance with his London landlady's daughter, Vincent was devastated and, upon his subsequent transfer to Paris in 1875, became dejected and...
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