Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist

by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan are two of the most accomplished writers for the... read more

Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan are two of the most accomplished writers for the young on subjects relating to art. Here, they have written a compassionate portrait of Vincent van Gogh, whose stirring, vibrant works of art never achieved great renown in his own lifetime. Van Gogh experienced emotional difficulties and periods of depression throughout most of his adult life. His relationships with others were often impassioned and difficult. The authors profile this brilliant artist with great sensitivity, and provide readers with the means to look at his art, some of which is reproduced in this volume, in meaningful, insightful ways. Van Gogh’s greatest supporter personally and artistically was his brother Theo. That relationship was preserved through letters, and those letters are part of the extensive works cited by the authors in the research they conducted to create this illuminating biography. (Ages 9–14)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002

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