Vincent van Gogh, in full Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853, Zundert, Netherlands— 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise, France) is considered the greatest Dutch painter after Rembrandt and one of the greatest Post-Impressionists. The eldest of six children of a Protestant pastor, he was born and raised in a small village in the Brabant region of the southern Netherlands. At 16, he was apprenticed to The Hague branch of the art dealers Goupil and Co., of which his uncle was a partner.