"I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, ill as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life -- the power to create." Letter (#531) to his brother Theo, dated 3 September 1888. Earlier in his life, Van Gogh was a Roman Catholic.
Father: Theodorus van Gogh (minister)
Mother: Anna Cornelia Carbentus
Brother: Theo van Gogh
Girlfriend: Sien Hoornik (prostitute, cohabited)
Nervous Breakdown 1880
Shot: Self-Inflicted in the torso, revolver (27-Jul-1890)
Risk Factors: Depression, Epilepsy, Gonorrhea, Amputee, Acrophobia
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