Vincent and Theo

Vincent and Theo

The Van Gogh Brothers

Book - 2017
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The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers' lives. They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions. Heiligman draws on the letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime to weave a tale of two lives intertwined as Theo supported Vincent's struggles to find his path in life.
"The true story of the relationship between brothers Theo and Vincent van Gogh"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Godwin Books / Henry Holt and Company, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0805093397 (hardback)
9780805093391 (hardback)
Branch Call Number: YB GOGH
Characteristics: 454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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laurabrary Jul 16, 2017

Very thorough look at the relationship between Vincent Van Gogh and his younger brother Theo. I learned so much about Vincent's art, his life, and how significant Theo's support was (emotionally, professionally, and financially). Direct quotes from letters between the brothers and the author's use of detail really helped transport me back in time. Some parts dragged for me a bit, due to the sheer amount of information, but overall, the book was very engaging.


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