The Van Gogh Sisters
The Van Gogh Sisters is the intriguing story of Vincent Van Goghs three sisters, set against the background of a tumultuous period in history, based on their letters and other family documents. The book contains many letters and photos, some of which have never been published.
Willem-Jan Verlinden studied art history in Leiden. After having worked for Dutch museums and art funds, he became an advisor for fundraising and organisation.
“In ‘The Van Gogh Sisters’ we see Van Gogh’s story through the eyes and voices of the young women in his family circle. Their distinctive perspective offers valuable insights into Van Gogh’s values and family life and enables the sisters to step forward in their own right”
– Carol Jacobi, Curator, Tate
“An interior look at the sisters’ challenges and desires … compelling and intimate”
Willem-Jan Verlinden (1971), was born in Helvoirt, went to school in 's Hertogenbosch and studied art history in Leiden. After years of working for various Dutch museums and art funds, he has developed into an advisor in the field of fundraising. In 2013, together with Kristine Groenhart, he wrote How I love London. Walking through the London of Vincent van Gogh, which was published by Athenaeum.
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