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Five Interesting Facts About Vincent Van Gogh

Born March 30th, 1853, Vincent Van Gogh produced some 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings, the majority of which were created within the last ten years of his life. Suffering mental illness, he shot himself, dying two days later on July 29, 1890. His art work lives on, as does his legend. Five points to note in regards to this fascinating personality are found below.
1. It was during a period where he was preaching to mine workers for no pay that Van Gogh began to produce charcoal sketches. In 1880, upon the advice of his brother Theo, he took up …