This essay will therefore focus on Gogh’s life and career as an artist.
Vincent Wikllem Gogh was born in 1885 in North Brabant southern Holland. He was the first child of Theoudorous van Gogh who served as a minister in the Dutch Reformed church. The village where Gogh was born was dominated by Catholics and therefore his family was considered unique. Gogh was indeed a special child as the society perceived his family since at a tender age he began showing interests with works of art. This was a special characteristic since children of his age would occupy themselves with playing. His family was however influential to his early involvement with art. Art and religion were to main thing that dominated the lives of his family members. Religion was a central part of their family due to the role played by his father. In addition, the Dutch reformed church in the village had beautiful works of art that became of interest to the young boy. Influence from his church and family made him to grow into a thoughtful and serious young boy. This character made him to lack association with other children of his age. He spent most of his early life in solitary and in meditations. However, he was a religious person and he never missed to attend children training sessions that were held every week at the local church.
In 1860, his father took him to a local primary school at Zundret village. The school did not have the capacity to hold a big number of children since it only had one teacher for a class of about 200 pupils. This implied that in most times the students were left unattended to by the teachers and, this increased Gogh’s chances of practicing his art skills. In 1866, his father transferred him to a boarding school at Zevenbergen. The transfer proved to be disastrous to his life due to the fact the he was an introvert. This made it difficult for him to associate