Vincent Van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in the Catholic province of North Brabant in the south of the Netherlands. He is the oldest surviving child, Theo van Gogh, a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, Anna Cornelia carbentus. Van Gogh was the name of his grandfather, and a brother died a year before he was born. The Vincent Van Gogh family is a common name: his grandfather, Vincent (1789 - 1874), received a theological degree from Leiden University in 1811, and had six sons and three became art dealers. This Vincent may be named his uncle, sculptor (1729 - 1802).
Van Gogh's mother came from a wealthy family in the Hague, and his father was the youngest son of a priest. [when they met Anna's sister, Cornelia, Vincent, brother of married theo. Van Gogh's parents married in May 1851 and moved to Zundert. His brother Theo was born on May 1, 1857. There is also a brother, my God, and three sisters: Elizabeth, Anna, and willemina (known as the "will"). In his later years, Van Gogh had only willemina to keep in touch with Theo. Van Gogh's mother was a rigid and religious woman who stressed the importance of family claustrophobia to the people around her. The salary of the Special Olympics is moderate, but the Church provides a house, a maid, two cooks, a gardener, a carriage and a horse for the family. Anna instills in the children the responsibility to maintain the social status of the family.
Van Gogh is a serious and thoughtful child. He was educated and tutored at home by his mother and sent to a rural school in 1860. In 1864, he was placed in a boarding school, Zevenbergen, where he felt abandoned and campaigned to go home. On the contrary, in 1866, his parents sent him to Tilburg middle school, but he was very unhappy. His interest in art began when he was young; he encouraged painting as a child, his mother, to express his early paintings, but not to develop the intensity of his later works by methods. Constantijn C. Huysmans was a successful artist in Paris, teaching students in Tilburg. His philosophy is to refuse technical support to capture the impression of things, especially the natural or common objects. Van Gogh's deep dissatisfaction seems to have overshadowed the lesson and achieved little. In March 1868, he came home suddenly. Later he wrote that his youth was "severe and cold, sterile."
In July 1869, Van Gogh's uncle assigned him a place in the Hague as an art dealer, Goupil & CIE. After completing his training in 1873, he was transferred to Goupil London branch, on 17th Street, Southampton, to stay at No. 87, haikeford Road, stoke. This is Van Gogh's happy time. He is successful at work. At the age of 20, he earned more than his father. Theo's wife later said it was the best year of his life. He began to fall in love with his landlady's daughter, Eugenie Alai, but after refusing to admit her feelings, she was secretly engaged to a former tenant. He became more isolated and religious. His father and uncle arranged a transfer to Paris in 1875, where he became an art on issues such as the level of commercialization of the company, and was dismissed a year later.