Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was born in the Dutch town Zundert in 1853. He worked for a short time as a missionary, but decided in 1880 to devote himself to art. After falling out with his family he moved to Paris, where his brother Theo lived and worked. There he met Paul Gauguin and several other important young artists. In 1888 he moved to Arles in the South of France, intending to establish an artists’ cooperative. Periods of intense productivity were punctuated by attacks of severe mental illness. Van Gogh killed himself in 1890.

The Letters

The Letters

(Van Gogh Museum, 1914)

Van Gogh lovers, art historians and other specialists who for many years have felt the need for an edition of his letters as he actually wrote them will not have to wait much longer. A new edition of Van Gogh’s complete correspondence which does justice to the current state of Van Gogh research is being prepared by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

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