Paul Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30th, 1853, at Zundert in the Netherlands. He was born into an upper middle class family and drew quite abit as a young boy. As a child, Van Gogh was not like any other young boy. He was very serious about whatever he did, he wasn't shy yet he was quiet, and he also gave everything that he did great thought. However, these characteristics made him very strange to others.
His father, Theodorus van Gogh, was a pastor in the Dutch Reformed Community and his Mother’s name was Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Vincent was the oldest child out of five siblings, two brothers and three sisters. An interesting fact is that before Vincent was born, his father and mother were to have a baby boy but he passed away before birth. This leads to how Vincent acted in his youth and older ages because some biographers say that Vincent thought that he was not truly wanted by his parents, instead, he felt like a replacement for his older brother who died.
As Vincent was a young teen, he attended a boarding school where creativity, especially impressionism, did not belong. No one supported his works and he felt very lonesome, although his mother did support him to be a painter as a boy. He was away from his parents, no one appreciate his sense of art, therefore, growing up as a strong man was quite hard for him.