J Talks: The Art and Life of Vincent van Gogh

J Talks: The Art and Life of Vincent van Gogh

May 20, 2021
3:00 PM

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The Art and Life of Vincent van Gogh

Thursday, May 20 | 3:00pm | $10

Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh had a short artistic career. Dying at 37, he was an artist for only ten intense years. Moving from place to place and job to job until he found his true calling as a painter, he reached his “high, yellow note” in Provence.  In Arles, he painted the changing seasons in the strong light of the Midi. He dreamed of a studio in the South for himself and his fellow artists including Paul Gauguin. Some of his most cherished pictures were painted in the South of France.  He ended his life in Auvers, near Paris, still seeking his personal truth.


Bonita Billman is retired from the Department of Art & Art History at Georgetown University where she was the Visual Resources Specialist.  She is also a retired Instructor in Art History at Georgetown University School for Summer and Continuing Education. She currently lectures for a number of organizations in the mid-Atlantic area, including the Smithsonian, and conducts guided tours for the Smithsonian tours division to Philadelphia area museums.

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Questions? Please contact Deborah Wilbur dwilbur@benderjccgw.org