Was Van Gogh Murdered?

Van Gogh

Was Van Gogh Murdered? A new book says yes…

“Van Gogh: The Life” is written by Pulitzer winners Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith. The book is 900-plus pages of intensely researched biographical detail about an artist who introduced a style of painting that changed art forever.

In one chapter a new theory on the death of Vincent Van Gogh emerges: that he did not commit suicide and was in fact shot by a teenage boy, named Rene Secretan, who was spending the summer at a villa nearby. Steven Naifeh states in an interview “it was either an accident, or a deliberate act”.

The authors talked about this on a program which aired this week:



Van Gogh: The Life…

This book “is an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable, and ultimately heartbreaking portrait of creative genius Vincent Van Gogh…his impetus for turning to brush and canvas; and his move to Provence, where in a brief burst of incandescent productivity he painted some of the best-loved works in Western art”


Category: South France Art | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

  • Dave says:

    Interesting theory – but I suppose we will never know the full facts!

  • Tim says:

    Bloody teenagers!!!

  • Nicole Deroin says:

    Who knows what happened! It’s his art that really matters and his paintings of South of France are my fav!


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