Deborah Heiligman
Vincent and TheoComing in April 2017!

Vincent and Theo:
The Van Gogh Brothers

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The world would not have Vincent van Gogh without Theo.

Vincent: passionate, determined, yet desperately lost on his life’s journey. Theo, his younger brother: steady, constant, dependable, yet lonely.

The brothers’ friendship was stormy, passionate enduring, essential, a work of art in itself.

Theo was Vincent’s champion, Vincent Theo’s inspiration.

For the past five years I immersed myself in the lives of Vincent and Theo van Gogh. Drawing mostly on the 658 letters from Vincent to Theo, and the 40 we have of Theo's to Vincent, this book tells the story of two dramatic lives intertwined.

I hope you enjoy walking alongside Vincent and Theo on their journey of love, loss, and towering achievement.

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4 starred reviews from PW, Booklist, Kirkus and Horn Book


"In fittingly painterly language, Heiligman offers vivid descriptions of Vincent’s artwork and life, which grow more detailed and colorful as Vincent’s own artistic style becomes richer and more refined...This illuminating glimpse into the van Goghs’ turbulent life and historical period will add compelling depth to readers’ understanding of the iconic painter."—Booklist, starred review

"A remarkably insightful, profoundly moving story of fraternal interdependence and unconditional love."—Kirkus, starred review

"A unique and riveting exploration of art, artists, and brotherly love."—The Horn Book, starred review

"An intensive exploration of their turbulent lives."—Publishers Weekly, starred review