After being widowed, she was left with a pile of old paintings…

Thread: “You would never have heard of Vincent van Gogh if it wasn’t for his sister-in-law Jo.”
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3 Responses to After being widowed, she was left with a pile of old paintings…

  1. Jannie says:

    So true. Also did you know that Einstein’s first wife Mileva Maric, who was much smarter than him, gave Einstein the whole theory of relativity. And he didn’t even acknowledge it.

    Women just don’t get any credit for their abilities and inventions.

  2. NFA says:

    I prefer Kage Baker’s story from The Company Series, where a woman from the future advances Vincent the money to get started.

    It is much more believable than this histrionic tale.

    Did I mention I have some paintings for sale?

  3. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Van Gogh paintings make for really great jigsaw puzzles. I have some.
    Not only do you get to put all the swirls together but they only cost ten bucks.
    Not one hundred million. 😀

    He was a genius, but as often comes with genius he also was mentally fragile. I’m sad about that, I really like his work. Much more than Picasso for example, who was a bit contrived.

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