“Van Gogh and Britain”

“Presenting this as a formative period for his art—even if he would not devote himself to painting until the 1880s—this exhibition features forty works exemplifying the Post-Impressionist’s engagement with British culture.”

Vincent van Gogh traveled to London in 1873, at age twenty, and resided there for three years. Presenting this as a formative period for his art—even if he would not devote himself to painting until the 1880s—this exhibition features forty works exemplifying the Post-Impressionist’s engagement with British culture. The show also includes paintings by Constable and Millais, whose work he would have seen in London, as well as pieces by postwar British artists who were inspired by his expressive approach, such as Francis Bacon and David Bomberg.