Vincent van Gogh: A Life in Letters


An illustrated selection of Van Gogh’s letters, which provide an extraordinary window into the life and creative thinking of one of the world’s most iconic artists


ISBN: 9780500094242 Category:


Vincent van Gogh’s letters have long been prized as some of the most valuable documents in the world of art. Not only do they throw light on Van Gogh’s own complex and intriguing character, they enlighten the whole creative process as seen through his eyes.

Here we can observe Van Gogh’s thoughts and opinions at first hand, as well as his close ties with his brother Theo, his sometimes troubled relationships with friends and fellow artists, his personal doubts and fears, and above all his overriding passion for his art. This is not only an immense treasure trove of biographical and art-historical information, it provides a lasting pleasure as a personal written testimony to a life consecrated to art.

Vincent van Gogh: A Life in Letters belongs on the shelves of every reader in search of self-revelatory documents of one of the greatest creative minds.

Additional information

Weight 1129 g
Dimensions 16.7 x 24 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 September 2020
Number of pages 448
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.7 x 24 cm
Weight 1129 g


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Hans Luijten, Leo Jansen and Nienke Bakker are the original team of editors who produced the acclaimed six-volume edition in 2009 at the Van Gogh Museum in partnership with the Huygens ING, Amsterdam.