May 21, 2022

Och Pens Editorial on Vincent van Gogh for Great Lives Lecture on Jan. 27

Professor of Art History Marjorie Och

Professor of Art History Marjorie Och

Professor of Art History Marjorie Och penned an editorial on Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh in advance of her Great Lives lecture, which will be held over Vimeo on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Vincent van Gogh lived only 37 years (March 30, 1853 – July 29, 1890), yet his work has had an indisputable influence on artists in the 20th and 21st centuries, perhaps to a greater extent than any previous painter in the West. And his life, while not the origin of the “suffering artist living in a garret” story, codified that fiction into a powerful narrative that haunts any parent whose child says: “I want to go to art school.” Read more.