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Hi my name is Vincent Van Gogh I was born on March 30 1853 in Groot-Zundert North Brabant Netherlands I am the eldest son of a Protestant Clergyman In 1869 at age 16 I began to work for Groupil and Company who were Art Dealers in The Hague where my uncle was a partner I briefly turned to teaching school in England after Groupil and Company dismissed me in 1876 I then began to study for entrance to a theological seminary to follow in the footsteps of my father After failing to qualify I then volunteered for service among the coal miners of the Borinage in southern Belgium In 1881 I moved to The Hague to work with the Dutch landscape painter Anton Mauve And the next summer I began to experiment with oil paints My urge to be alone with nature took me to Dutch villages and my subjects still life landscape and figure all related to the peasants daily hardships and surroundings In 1885 I produced my first masterpiece The Potato EatersIn my life I have not accomplished much I failed and lost interest in many of jobs that I have had I did become a lay preacher in 1876 As for my paintings I only sold one of them that I can remember But Im sure they will be worth millions in the futureMy life as I have seen I was pretty much a waste of oxygen I didnt accomplish anything in my eyes and anyone elses eyes that I know of Sure I made over a thousand paintings but I only sold one I never married or had kids and I couldnt stick to one profession Now on July 27 1890 I think I am going to go and commit suicide I cant stand these mental hospitals anymore even though they were my greatest inspirationThe people that have lived in my lifetime are the following Queen Victoria Disraeli Gladstone Franz Joseph
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