discover the places where Vincent lived and worked

Family Plugge
Brussels, Belgium

  • August 26, 1878 - November 30, 1878
  • January 1, 1970

When Vincent arrived in Brussels to study at the Flemish school for evangelists, he found lodging in the home of Pieter Jacobus Plugge in the suburb of Laken. Plugge was a council member at the church on Sint-Katelijneplein, which housed the training school. In his lodgings, Vincent denied himself every luxury, even sleeping on a rug on the floor rather than in bed. Little more is known about his time at the Plugges’. 


Paul Fagel
Van Gogh in Brussel
In: Nederlandse Vereniging te Brussel. Jubileum 1906-1966

W. Lutjeharms 
De Vlaamse opleidingsschool van Nicolaas de Jonge en zijn opvolgers (1875-1926)
Brussel 1978

Bart Moens
De kunstenaarsopleiding van Vincent van Gogh in Brussel
Brussel 2012 (unpublished thesis, Van Gogh Museum library, Amsterdam)

Sjraar van Heugten (red.)
Van Gogh in the Borinage: the birth of an artist
Brussel, 2015


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