Dr. Paul-Ferdinand Gachet

During the later portion of Vincent’s stay in Saint Remy he grew weary of his situation and had a desire to return North to the area surrounding Paris. Van Gogh wrote to his brother suggesting that perhaps he could room with fellow artist Camille Pissarro who was experiencing his own difficulties at the time. Theo spoke with Pissarro who said it wouldn’t be practical and instead suggested Van Gogh find a place in Auvers-sur-Oise near a doctor who appreciated impressionist art and enjoyed painting in his spare time, Dr. Paul-Ferdinand Gachet. Dr. Gachet had a medical practice in Paris, but spent the majority of his time at his house in …..

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The Physicians Daughter: Marguerite Gachet

Dr. Paul Gachet, a homeopathic physician, treated Vincent van Gogh following his stay in Saint Remy.  Van Gogh had moved to Auvers-sur-Oise to be closer to his brother’s family and in the hope that he would quickly recover in the north.  Van Gogh rented a room at Auberge Ravoux near Dr. Gachet so he could be under his careful watch. Their relationship developed beyond just a patient and doctor, the two became friends. Gachet even welcomed Van Gogh into his home for discussions and meals with his family.  In June of 1890, he allowed his daughter, Marguerite, to pose for portraits by Van Gogh. The two portraits, Marguerite Gachet at …..

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How Van Gogh Stored Canvases in His Last Days – A Reader’s Question

We recently received the following Van Gogh inquiry from one of our Van Gogh Gallery site visitors. “I haven’t been able to find an answer to this, and it seems important: during the last years of his life, when Van Gogh was producing a painting a day or so, where were those paintings stored? 900 paintings takes up a lot of room. I think it’s important, because obviously somebody thought his paintings were important enough to take the trouble to warehouse them somewhere, and that must have cost quite a bit (not to mention the cost of paints and canvases that he was going through on a daily basis).” We …..

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