Congrats go out to Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith for making NPR’s The Lives Of Geniuses: Five Brilliant Biographies List with their book Van Gogh: A Life!
More than a decade in the writing, this is the first definitive biography of one of the world’s most popular artists. The author team that wrote Jackson Pollock, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, finalist for the American Book Award and New York Times bestseller, has produced an in-depth, accessible, lavishly illustrated biography whose publication will be a major event.
Already praised as “the definitive biography for decades to come” by the curator of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, this new biography reshapes our knowledge of the artist’s incredibly turbulent life, thanks to a wealth of primary sources never before available. It is the account of an extraordinary and at times emotionally convulsive life but also the first book to trace the workings of an artistic genius in such graphic, gripping, and ultimately inspirational detail.