Vincent van Gogh’s Early Schooling

Little is known about Vincent van Gogh’s schooling. His sister, Elizabeth, 6 years his junior, did not remember much about his schooling and what little she did recall has been found incorrect.  Jo van Gogh-Bonger did not know much about Vincent’s schooling either, what she did know was likely learned from her mother-in-law. Vincent van Gogh was born in Zundert, a village in Brabant, in the south of the Netherlands, where his father, Theodorus van Gogh, was the minister of the Protestant parish.  This is where his education began.  In 1861 Vincent van Gogh began his schooling at the school in the village where 1 teacher taught roughly 200 pupils.  …..

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