Vincent and Theo Van Gogh: A Dual Biography

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Fuller Publications, 1990 - Art - 470 pages
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Vincent & Theo van Gogh: A Dual Biography is the first English biography to chronicle the life not only of Vincent, but also of his younger brother Theo, the Paris art dealer who made Vincent's work as an artist possible. Little has ever been published about Theo, & yet, as his grandson Johan van Gogh explains in the Preface, "Without the moral & financial support of Theo, Vincent could not have produced his vast oeuvre." The monthly allowance that Theo sent his brother was, for almost ten years, Vincent's only source of income. In a letter discovered in Vincent's pocket after his death, he wrote, "My dear brother,...I tell you again that I shall always consider you to be something else than a simple dealer in Corots, that through mediation you have your part in the actual production of certain canvases, which will retain their calm even in catastrophe." Art historian Jan Hulsker has published numerous books on Van Gogh, including The Complete Van Gogh, considered to be the authoritative catalogue of Vincent van Gogh's works. In 1989 the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences awarded him the distinguished silver medal for his contribution to Dutch art & literature.

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In this revised English translation of his Lotgenoten, first published in Dutch and based on original letters and other documented sources, Hulsker has successfully woven together dramatic events in ... Read full review


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Vincent and Theos Early Years
Vincent in London and Paris

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