NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The definitive biography for many years to come back.”—Leo Jansen, curator, the Van Gogh Museum, and co-editor of Vincent van Gogh: The Whole Letters

Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, who galvanized readers with their Pulitzer Prize–successful biography of Jackson Pollock, have written some other excursion de pressure—an exquisitely designated, compellingly readable portrait of Vincent van Gogh. Running with the whole cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Naifeh and Smith have accessed a wealth of prior to now untapped fabrics to deliver a the most important figuring out to the bigger-than-Existence mythology of this nice artist: his early struggles to seek out his position on this planet; his severe dating along with his brother Theo; and his transfer to Provence, the place he painted one of the most best possible-beloved works in Western artwork. The authors additionally shed new mild on many unexplored sides of Van Gogh’s interior global: his erratic and tumultuous romantic Existence; his bouts of despair and mental sickness; and the cloudy instances surrounding his demise at the age of thirty-seven.
Although numerous books were written approximately Van Gogh, no critical, formidable exam of his Existence has been tried in additional than seventy years. Naifeh and Smith have re-created Van Gogh’s Existence with an remarkable vividness and mental acuity that deliver an absolutely new and sympathetic figuring out to this distinctive creative genius.

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“Of their magisterial new biography, Van Gogh: The Existence, Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith supply a guided excursion during the non-public global and paintings of that Dutch painter, shining a vibrant mild at the evolution of his artwork. . . . What [the authors] seize so powerfully is Van Gogh’s odd will to be told, to persevere towards the chances.”Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“Good . . . Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith are the massive-recreation hunters of up to date artwork historical past. . . . [Van Gogh] rushes alongside on a tide of study. . . . Directly a style of scholarship and an emotive, % chew of hagiography.”—Martin Herbert, The Day-to-day Telegraph (London)