Van Gogh did not kill himself, authors claim

Vincent Van Gogh did not kill himself, the authors of new biography Van Gogh: The Life have claimed.

Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith say that, contrary to popular belief, it was more likely he was shot accidentally by two boys he knew who had “a malfunctioning gun”. Dutch master Van Gogh died in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, in 1890 aged 37.

The authors came to their conclusion after 10 years of study with more than 20 translators and researchers. They said thousands of previously untranslated letters written by the artist were among documents studied to create a research database containing 28,000 notes.

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2 Responses to Van Gogh did not kill himself, authors claim

  1. Anonymous says:

    They also think it wasnt him that cut his ear off. More likely Gogan.

  2. alfy says:

    Is Gogan the person more familiar to us as “Paul Gaugin”? The evidence for the murder seems extremely thin, despite the 28 000 notes. Jury is definitely out on this one.

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