Van Gogh: Painter, Printmaker, Collector
The Norton Simon Museum presents Van Gogh: Painter, Printmaker, Collector, an exhibition of nine works by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), with a selection of works by artists he collected.
Drawn from one of the largest collections of van Gogh's work in America, the works on view range from his early period in Holland to brilliantly colored paintings from his last years in the south of France. Included are six paintings, a drawing, one of his last letters, and his only etching. Together with his brother, van Gogh also collected many Japanese prints and a number of paintings by Monticelli. To indicate the influence of these artists on his work, the exhibition also includes a painting by Monticelli and four Hiroshige prints. Van Gogh is the best known of the Post-Impressionists who transformed the traditional painting of external forms into the modern painting of internal realities.