The Van Gogh Woman

by Debby Beece



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/24/2022

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 398
ISBN : 9781665720359
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 398
ISBN : 9781665720366
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 398
ISBN : 9781665720342

About the Book

It is 1887 in Amsterdam and Johanna Bonger wants to do something different with her life than teaching, translating languages, and managing the back office of her father’s business. She fears she will spend the rest of her days growing old, lonely, and bitter. But all of that is about to change when she is introduced to Theo van Gogh. When Theo sweeps Johanna off her feet with his cosmopolitan Parisian lifestyle, she eventually agrees to be his wife. After she enters the avant-garde world of art and modernism in France, she soon comes in contact with his troubled brother, Vincent, who resents her new place in his family. Johanna believes Theo needs to stop spending so much time and resources supporting his struggling artist brother whose mental instability continually sabotages his big ideas and career. When tragedy strikes, Johanna realizes her place in both Theo’s and Vincent’s lives, and makes decisions that forever transform the art world, and her into the most important woman the art world ever forgot. The Van Gogh Woman is a captivating story of love, passion, and genius as a woman saves Vincent van Gogh from obscurity and brings his art to the world.

About the Author

Debby Beece helped create new television networks that changed the landscape of cable programming. She has worked with Oxygen Media, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Ha! (now Comedy Central), and Nickelodeon Movies. Beece also enjoys painting, knitting, and being active in her New York community. The Van Gogh Woman is the first book in an intended series about women in art.