Here is Vincent Van Gogh's Chronology from March 30, 1853 to Jul 27, 1890 in his events. Also to see his between first and last artworks.
March 30, 1853
Vincent Willem Van Gogh is born in Groot-Zundert, Holland to a protestant pastor.
Van Gogh begins drawing for the first time. Vincent went to school in Zevenbergen. He learns French, English and German and begins drawing for the first time.
After school, Vincent was an apprenticed in Goupil and Cie, art dealers from Paris with a branch established in the Hague by his Uncle "Cent".
He paints what is considered his first great work, "The Potato Eaters. His interest expands to include Japanese woodcuts and a broader palette of colors. He moves to Antwerp, Belgium, and will never return to Holland.
Van Gogh attends art classes at the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts, where he is placed in a beginners' class. He has a difficult time with the teachers there and quickly withdraws. He then moves to Paris to live with his brother, Theo. Later in the year, Van Gogh is introduced to the artwork of impressionist painters, which influences his use of color. He also meets Paul Gauguin, who will become an important figure during the years Van Gogh spends in southern France.
Early in the year, Van Gogh moves to Arles in southern France where he hopes to establish an artists' colony. After a disagreement with Gauguin, Van Gogh cuts off his left earlobe and presents it to a lady whom he frequented.
The frequency of Van Gogh's mental breakdowns increases enough to compel him to voluntarily enter the St. Remy asylum. Several times, he tries to poison himself by consuming his own paints. His work finally begins to gain recognition when Starry Night Over Rhone and Irises are displayed in the Salon des Independants.
July 27, 1890
The first article devoted to Van Gogh's work is published. He moves to Auvers-sur-Oise to be with Theo. On July 27, Van Gogh shoots himself in the chest and dies three days later in his brother's arms.