A Vincent van Gogh work of a man with a beard in a hat reading "Postes." Portrait of Joseph Roulin, 1888
Part of the series Van Gogh in LA

A Dutchman in Paris

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Van Gogh’s career got a late, slow start in the Netherlands. But he soon became skilled enough at drawing and painting, and ambitious enough, to move to Paris. He arrived in the mid-1880s, when Impressionism was yielding to newer currents, and began painting in a distinctively colorful, forceful way.

In this series of lectures at the Hammer, art historian, curator, and museum director John Walsh examines paintings by Vincent van Gogh on display in museums throughout Los Angeles. Considering them in artistic and historical context, Walsh illuminates how the works exemplify the artist’s struggles and achievements.

A Dutchman in Paris

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