How Van Gogh Became An Artist

Vincent’s path early years on his way to becoming a great painter

Detail of ‘Old Man with a Top Hat’ (1881), by Vincent van Gogh. Source Wiki Art

The appeal of Vincent Van Gogh shows no signs of fading. The sense of Van Gogh’s artistic heroism is more than ever tied to a personal heroism, defined by his short tragic life, the intense work rate of his last few years, and the sickness that became evermore manifest. The allure of this dialectic —…