Classified as a Post-Impressionist, Van Gogh is perhaps one of the world's most famous and instantly recognisable artists. Famous for almost as much for his embodiment of a tortured romantic artist as for his bold and unusually distorted artworks, his works now fetch some of the highest prices in world of fine art. This beautifully illustrated and meticulously researched project will be hugely popular as a collector's item for both Van Gogh's established fans and for those wishing to learn about him for the first time. With the inclusion of facsimiles of 15 documents including Van Gogh's famous private letters, The Treasures of Van Gogh offers a unique insight into his life and works - from his childhood and youth in Zundert in southern Netherlands, the time he spent as a missionary and the gradual decline in his mental health that led him to cut off part of his ear and eventually to commit suicide.
Cornelia Homburg studied art history in Germany, the USA, and the Netherlands, receiving her M.A. from the University of Chicago and her Ph.D from the University of Amsterdam, and lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. In 1994 she became Curator at the Washington University Gallery of Art in St. Louis, USA. In 1997 the Saint Louis Art Museum, USA appointed her Curator of 19th and 20th century Painting and Sculpture. Since 2003 she works was an independent art historian and lives in France where her activities include research on artists such as Vincent van Gogh.