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The Van Gogh File
The Van Gogh File

The Van Gogh File

The Myth and the Man


226 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

PDF, $12.99 (US $12.99) (CA $12.99)

Publication Date: April 2005

ISBN 9780285641549

Rights: US, CA & PH

Souvenir Press (Apr 2005)


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The complete historical account of Vincent Van Gogh with new revelations about his life and art

Incorporating recent discoveries about Vincent Van Gogh's life and work, including the only photograph of him as an adult, this updated biography investigates the creativity, successes, and frustrations of one of the world's most famous painters. With evidence accumulated from Van Gogh's European life, from Belgium, the Netherlands, England, and France, this illuminating account reveals sources of his unhappiness, terrible childhood illnesses, personal relationships, and even introduces his possible grandchildren. Fully illustrated with more than 50 photographs and art reproductions, these new facts show the seeds of Van Gogh's inspiration and shine light on one of the most enigmatic figures of 19th-century art.


"This is a treat for any fan of Vincent, and as near as you can get to being the definitive portrait of the legendary, tortured artist. . . . A rewarding impression, as it were, of possibly the greatest post-Impressionist." —Manchester Evening News

"An interesting and entertaining exploration of various periods of Van Gogh's life. . . . Wilkie's enthusiasm and passion for the subject are contagious. . . . Wilkie's contributions to Van Gogh research over the years have been remarkable." —

Author Biography

Ken Wilkie is the author of The Van Gogh Assignment and was a contributor to the documentary Vincent: The Full Story. He is a former editor of KLM's inflight magazine, The Holland Herald.