From Library Journal
This book capitalizes on the reputation of Vincent Van Gogh by recounting his tortured existence during his peak productive years in Arles, the Saint Remy Asylum, and, finally, Auvers. Although beautifully produced with many color reproductions, fine design features, and a large trim size, the book is ultimately all show--one of many dozens placed on the market each year about this artist. The popular and concise narrative is not essential scholarship, making this a coffee-table accouterment more than an important addition to the literature. A better choice might be Carol Zemel's Vincent Van Gogh (Rizzoli, 1993). Recommended to libraries with limited funds.-Ellen Bates, New York
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About the Author
Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov is a noted Van Gogh scholar who teaches at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her books include: Van Gogh in Perspective (1974, Prentice Hall); Vincent Van Gogh: The Birth of Cloisonism (1981, The Art Gallery of Ontario/Rijksmuseum Vincent Van Gogh); and Van Gogh à Paris (1988, Musée d’Orsay, Paris); as well as numerous articles. Welsh-Ovcharov is regularly consulted by Christie’s and private Van Gogh collectors alike.
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