Vincent Van Gogh Giclee Prints (51 - 60)
In 1869, 15-year old Van Gogh worked with his uncle who was an art dealer with a business Goupil & Co. He worked for his uncle for awhile and then went to London to work at Messrs. This was one of the only happy periods for young Van Gogh. He had some success selling art and made decent money for the first time in his life. During this period he met a girl by the name of Eugénie Loyer. She was the landlord’s daughter and upon his proclamation of love for her –she rejected Vincent Van Gogh for another suitor. This is where Van Gogh’s life takes a dark turn. The rejection put Van Gogh in isolation mode as he took on a serious belief in religion and eventually lost many of his jobs – flitting from one to the next. Van Gogh moved on to Brussels in 1880 where he attended the Royal Academy of Art. It is there that he studied anatomy and modeling, which traits were found in many Van Gogh paintings on canvas. By 1881 Van Gogh was back home living with his parents again and continued pursuit of his fine art sketching. He then fell in love with his recently widowed cousin but when proposed marriage she adamantly refused. Van Gogh’s uncle basically kicked him out and the family ousted him, claiming his pursuits to be pathetic. After love rejection number two, Vincent Van Gogh argued with his parents and moved out after heated quarrels. He moved to Hague where he studied with painter Anton Mauve, who at first encouraged him to paint until he learned of a relationship Van Gogh had developed with an alcoholic whore by the name of Clasina Maria Hoornik; whom everyone called Sien. She had several children and was pregnant when he met her, but unbeknownst to Van Gogh a couple of her children had died. After a miserable year with her and stint in the hospital with STD’s like Gonorrhea, Van Gogh was pushed to leave her. In later years the child was thought to have been Van Gogh as Sien named him after Vincent’s middle name, although time records make this story not likely.