Laura Alonzo asks whether Van Gogh’s mother encouraged her son’s artistry. Read on for the answer.
Vincent’s mother, Anna Carbentus-Van Gogh, taught all of her children to draw. But in his younger years, Vincent showed no signs of natural talent and certainly no particular interest in art.
Van Gogh’s numerous failed attempts at a professional career meant that he was a great worry to his parents for many years. They also weren’t overjoyed when he finally decided to become an artist, but eventually supported him.