Van Gogh's Life Story
Through the multitude of works and letters the museum exhibits, one is taken on a journey of fear, suffering, love, and hope. Van Gogh grew up in poor, rural conditions in Holland and was very religious from an early age. One witnesses his evolution from salesman to teacher, preacher, and finally painter. The Institute Wilhelm II in Tilburg, where he received drawing and art lessons between 1866 and 1868, and the Goupil & Cie Art Dealership, which was partly run by his uncle Cent, were particularly influential in his education.