This major survey brings together more than 50 masterworks by one of the most iconic artists in the history of Western art. Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art follows Van Gogh (1853–1890) through four key stages of his career, from early sketches to final paintings, as he moved throughout Europe.

Few artists left behind as complete a diary of life and work as Van Gogh, whose decade-long career as an artist began when he took up painting in 1881. Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art highlights the artist’s early years in the Netherlands; his luminous period in Paris; his search for light and color in the South of France; and his exploration of nature as a source of enduring inspiration in Saint-Rémy and Auvers.

The exhibition showcases portraits, landscapes, and still lifes drawn primarily from the collections of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands.

Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art | March 10–June 27, 2019

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Tickets, available online and on-site, include Museum general admission.

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This exhibition has been organized in collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Leading support provided by:


The Hamill Foundation

Generous funding provided by:
Isla and Tommy Reckling
Norton Rose Fulbright
Vivian L. Smith Foundation
The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Endowment for Exhibitions
Ann G. Trammell
Netherland-America Foundation

This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.