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ABOUT OUR VAN GOGH BOOKS
Our books about the extraordinary life and legacy of Vincent van Gogh are without doubt the most illuminating and enjoyable to read, written by some of the foremost scholars on the celebrated artist, and beautifully illustrated in full color.
Also available in Dutch
Ton de Brouwer is recognized in the Netherlands as an expert on Vincent, especially with regard to his early years in the small Brabant town of Nuenen. Ton’s book Van Gogh en Nuenen (now in its Third Edition in Dutch) is also now available for the first time as Van Gogh and Nuenen in English.
Van Gogh’s Untold Journey
Art historian and lecturer William J. Havlicek’s acclaimed book Van Gogh’s Untold Journeyis based largely on Vincent’s astonishing letters of which over 900 exist. This important work, the result of over 15 years of research, holds some compelling revelations, among them the artist’s vicarious relationship with Charles Dickens, his early days as a missionary in the Borinage mining region of Belgium, and his fraught, often volatile, relationship with Paul Gaugin. Perhaps most revealing is Havlicek’s discovery of how the inspired words of Victor Hugo, embodied in one of the characters in his classic Les Misérables, gave Van Gogh the idea for one of his most celebrated paintings of all: The Starry Night.
Van Gogh’s Enduring Legacy
Authors William J. Havlicek and David A. Glen, in Van Gogh’s Enduring Legacy, continue to enhance and enrich Vincent’s story with new research, embracing the one person hitherto—and to a large extent—ignored: Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, his sister-in-law. For without Johanna, little of the inimitable Vincent would ever have been known. This important work, which delves deeply into the hundreds of letters between Vincent and his brother Theo, and those between Theo and Johanna, provides new insight into the artist’s true character nurtured from his abiding faith, the influence of family, and the tender solicitude he felt for mankind.
Van Gogh’s Enduring Legacy furthermore brings to light the prestigious patronage of Helene Kröller-Müller, the wife of a wealthy industrialist, who was to accumulate the second-largest collection of Van Gogh drawings and paintings, now displayed in the renowned Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands. The Kröller-Müller collection is, in itself, a remarkable testiment to Johanna’s astute advocacy of Vincent’s art and writings long after his death.
We have been privileged throughout history with many accounts of the lives of extraordinary and accomplished women; and Johanna’s provides us with yet another. Her story, that of the caring and steadfast Theo, and the remarkable patronage of Helene Kröller-Müller, have long deserved illumination as they are inextricably tied to Vincent van Gogh as of one of history’s artistic icons.
This beautifully illustrated and well-researched literary tour de force is now the most comprehensive and definitive story of Vincent’s life, and the remarkable woman who changed the history of art.