August 1880 – Vincent decides to become an artist, moves to Brussels

August 1880 – Vincent decides to become an artist, moves to Brussels

August

Finally decides to become an artist, probably on Theo’s advice (156, 214).

Reads Cassagne, Guide de l’alphabet du dessin (158).

October

Moves to Brussels, 72 boulevard du Midi (159). On Theo’s advice pays visits to the painters Willem Roelofs and Anthon van Rappard, who are living in Brussels (160).

End of October

Sends two drawings to his father (160).

15 December

Enrols for the drawing course at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels (160). It is not known whether he ever attended any lessons.


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