Van Gogh: A Retrospective
edited by Susan Alyson Stein

The definitive volume about the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh

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By the time he died in 1890 at the age of thirty-seven, Vincent van Gogh had painted hundreds of paintings, yet sold only a few. Today, his paintings sell for millions of dollars a piece, and his life as an artist is legendary.

Van Gogh: A Retrospective tells the story of this great Dutch artist as a single volume has never told it before. The book boasts a fascinating selection of primary texts, including letters by Van Gogh; letters and reminiscences from his brother and benefactor, Theo; commentaries by his contemporaries including Seurat, Gauguin, and Bernard; and obituaries, reviews, and evaluations that followed his suicide. More than 200 illustrations, 125 in color, illuminate the text to provide a complete documentation of the struggles and triumphs of Van Gogh's art and life.

Edited by Susan Alyson Stein of the Department of European Painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Van Gogh: A Retrospective is a masterful compilation of words and pictures that reveals the drama, tragedy, and, finally, the achievement that was the world of this quintessentially modern artist.


9 5/8 x 13 in., 384 pages
ISBN: 0-88363-310-8

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