Vincent van Gogh in Etten, Netherlands

Vincent’s parents and youngest siblings, Cor and Willemien, moved to Etten, Netherlands in the fall of 1875 when he and Theo were working for the Goupil Art Trade Company.  The family lived in the church rectory near the center of town.  Van Gogh spent time with them there during the Christmas holiday in 1876 and again in 1878 in order to save money. Van Gogh had not succeeded as an art dealer or as a teacher and preacher.  However, during his time in the mining village of Wasmes, Belgium the young preacher began studying and drawing the mining families.  Van Gogh had moved to Brussels to study art in a …..

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