Theo van Gogh

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Birthday
1, 1857
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Jan 25, 1891 (33)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
1, 1857
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Jan 25, 1891 (33)

About

Art dealer most famous for being the younger brother of world-renowned impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. His financial support of his brother's painting career allowed Vincent to become one of the most beloved painters of his era.

Before Fame

He worked for the Goupil & Cie art dealership before becoming a full-time art dealer himself.

Trivia

His relationship with his brother was dramatized in the Robert Altman-directed 1990 film Vincent & Theo.

Family Life

He married a girl named Johanna in April 1889. His great-grandson, also named Theo van Gogh, is a famous film director.

Associated With

His brother, Vincent van Gogh, is remembered in the art world for works like The Starry Night and The Sower.