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Vincent Van Gogh The Successful Failure On March 30 1852 Anna van Gogh and her husband The Handsome Pastor Theodorus van Gogh gave birth to their first child Alas the child was born dead The dead child was named Vincent One year later to the exact day Anna gave birth to yet another child Her second child was named after the dead born child Vincent Vincents early loneliness and isolation sprang from his mother Anna refused to show acceptance or true warmth toward her son Vincent Throughout Vincents childhood he only found comfort in nature the homes of peasants and his loving younger brother Theo Vincent lamented the rejection he suffered from his mother for the rest of his life Vincent must have loved his mother and so demonstrated this by going along with her dreams for him of becoming a young art dealer contrary to his lifes ambition of serving his fellow men as a preacher At age sixteen Vincent was given a job by his Uncle Vincent at a prosperous art gallery named Goupils Young Vincents main regret in leaving the parsonage was that he would miss the company of his beloved brother Theo At age twenty Vincent fell in love with the big city of London He moved to London where he continued his career as an art dealer at Goupils London branch Coincidentally Vincent van Gogh also fell in love with a French girl named Ursula At the age of twenty-one after much deliberation he confessed his love to her He was coldly rejected This was heartbreaking to Vincent and his family worried about him frantically Vincent had a growing hate toward his parents This hate finally became evident when he rejected both his mother and father at yet another time when his mother had tried to interfere with his life Vincent van Gogh quit his employment at Goupils after a violent fight with his manager He pursued his
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