Van Gogh | Portraits of the Artist

Artists' Notebooks | Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

A programme for schools on the life and art of Van Gogh.

CHANNEL | BBC 1

FIRST BROADCAST | 30 November 1964

DURATION | 29 minutes 18 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1964

Synopsis

Vincent Van Gogh's influences and experiences leap from the paintings he left behind. This documentary, made for the BBC's schools and colleges strand, follows Van Gogh's story from his early studies until his death. The programme details the hardship that the artist witnessed and endured throughout his life.

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