Because he had little money, he wasn’t able to buy paint to create paintings or food to eat. Luckily his brother Theo gave him some money to use. Van Gogh mostly used his money to buy paint. Which was a bad idea because most of the time he became hungry. Plus he was very unhealthy.
Soon Vincent painted many pictures and only sold one for a few dollars. I’m thinking he expected a much more different result. Not many people appreciated him and his paintings.
Since he was gloomy and bitter, he decided to cut part of his ear. Not the best idea, for it was very painful.
In 1890 Vincent shot himself and died 2 days later. This dutch man was really in despair and it is shown in some of his paintings. He was just 37 years old.
Here is one of Van Gogh's paintings. It's my favourite.
Here is the last painting that I liked.