"The popular story of Van Gogh has tended to focus on his last few years and his death," according to David Bomford, exhibition curator and Audrey Jones Beck curator, Department of European Art, at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
But the major late-19th century Dutch painter, who famously struggled with mental illness, had an artistic drive that started much earlier.
This spring, the MFAH will present an exhibition that will trace Van Gogh's evolution as an artist, from early sketches to final paintings. The survey will include more than 50 portraits, landscapes, and still lifes spanning his career.
While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...