The Idea That Van Gogh Was a Failed Artist Is a Myth

He was more successful than you think

It is undoubtedly true to say that Van Gogh’s life was a troubled one. It ended in the artist’s suicide in 1890 when he was just 37 years old.

We have come to understand Van Gogh’s painting career as one riven with struggles and setbacks. As such, his life has become the archetypal story…