Johanna Van Gogh-Bonger (1862-1925)

The last few months of Van Gogh’s life were spent frantically creating artwork, with the artist often finishing entire canvases in a single day. While many events of his life, such as his time in the Saint Paul’s Asylum in Saint Rémy de Provence offered the tortured artist a plethora of opportunities for artistic subject matter, what truly helped to establish the artist’s talent and reputation were the relationships he kept. Before his death in 1890, the only family with whom Vincent maintained a relationship with were his brother Theodore, and his wife Johanna. Theo died shortly after Vincent from syphilis leaving his wife and young child behind. Newly widowed, Johanna became the soul inher