The Birth of Vincent van Gogh’s Fame & Legacy

Johanna (Jo) van Gogh-Bonger was the wife of Theo van Gogh.  It is thanks to Jo that we know as much about Vincent van Gogh as we do.  Interestingly, Jo met Van Gogh only 3 months before he died, when he stayed with Theo’s family in Paris for 3 days.  After the initial meeting she met him only two more times.  Though they experienced only a slight personal relationship Jo crusaded to make Van Gogh’s work widely known. On May 17, 1890 Theo met Vincent at the train station in Paris and brought him home to meet his wife.  In her Memoir, Jo wrote this about her first meeting with …..

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