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Vincent Van Gogh and the Books He Read
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Van Gogh’s letters reveal that his paintings and drawings were inspired by his reading as well as by people, nature, and other painters’ work. Art historian Carol Berry shows the profound influence of the works of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and others on Van Gogh’s life and art.
For more information
- Vincent Van Gogh page on Biography.com
- “8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Artist Vincent Van Gogh,” The Huffington Post, 7/29/15
- Van Gogh quotes at Goodreads.com