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How to Pronounce "Van Gogh"

By October 18, 2012

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Do you say "Van Go" (dropping the "gh" altogether because you recall he lived in France?). Or "Fan Goff" (to rhyme with "cough") or "Van Goch" (to rhyme with "loch")?

The clue to the correct pronunciation is to remember that while Vincent van Gogh blossomed as an artist in France, he was born in the Netherlands. The BBC explains exactly how to say his name here...

See Also:
Van Gogh's Paint Colors
Which was the Painting Van Gogh Sold?
Van Gogh on Tone and Color Mixing


October 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm
(1) Yover says:

Wouldn’t it be be interesting to ask Dutch men (or women) how nowadays they pronounce “Van Gogh” ?

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