In this thoughtful and unprecedented biographical history, Willem-Jan Verlinden delves into previously unpublished correspondence in the Van Gogh family archives to bring Vincent’s three sisters out from their brother’s shadow, poignantly portraying their dreams, disappointments and grief. As each went their own way, following work and study to London, Paris, Brussels and beyond, they maintained the close relationships forged in their youth in the idyllic Netherlands countryside by sending candid and personal letters.
The lively and revealing correspondence that Vincent van Gogh maintained with his brother Theo is already famous as a source of insight into the mind of one of the most celebrated artists of all time. The previously neglected voices of his sisters Anna, Lies and Willemien, with whom Vincent had intimate and sometimes turbulent relationships, are now uncovered. In telling their stories, The Van Gogh Sisters not only enhances our appreciation of their brother Vincent’s life and art, but also captures their own lives with clarity and empathy, and casts new light on a moment of profound social, economic and artistic change.
Includes 76 illustrations
Hardcover / 256 pages
Dimensions: 6.4" x 9.6"