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Van Gogh Museum announces first volume of Van Gogh Studies

Chris Stolwijk, head of research at the Van Gogh Museum, has announced the initial volume of a new series.

Van Gogh Studies I: Current Issues in 19th-Century Art

The Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam), in collaboration with Waanders Publishers has taken the initiative in publishing a new scholarly series, Van Gogh Studies. The museum has long provided a stimulus for research into the art of the period 1830-1914 – with particular emphasis on the life and work of Vincent van Gogh – out of a conviction that research of the highest standard is fundamental to the museum’s activities, whether they are directed towards the general public or specialists.

Van Gogh Studies will publish recent, in-depth research of the highest scholarly standards into Van Gogh and related areas of 19th- and early 20th-century art and culture. The new series will be published annually, as an anthology of essays alternating with monographic studies.

Van Gogh Studies aims to provide a forum for the expression of the many diverse, and sometimes contradictory, trends in the study of 19th- and early 20th-century art. The essays will examine the life and work of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries from a variety of perspectives. The contributions are intended as a vehicle for further scholarly research.

The Editorial Board
– Chris Stolwijk, Head of Research, Van Gogh Museum, Editor-in-chief
– Michael Raeburn, London, Managing editor
– Rachel Esner, Assistant Professor, Art of the Modern Period, University of Amsterdam
– Dario Gamboni, Professor of Art History, University of Geneva
– Sjraar van Heugten, Head of Collections, Van Gogh Museum
– Leo Jansen, Curator of Paintings, Van Gogh Museum
– Axel Rüger, Director, Van Gogh Museum
– Susan Alyson Stein, Curator of Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
– Richard Thomson, Watson Gordon Professor of Fine Art, University of Edinburgh

For the submission of manuscripts please contact Chris Stolwijk,

More information on publication:

Contents of Van Gogh Studies I: Current Issues in 19th-Century Art

– Robert L. Herbert
Art and the machine in 1896: Henry Nocq, William Morris and the decorative arts
– Louis van Tilborgh
Van Gogh in Cormon’s studio: A chronological puzzle
– June Hargrove
Against the grain: The sculpture of Paul Gauguin in the context of his contemporaries
– Joan E. Greer
The artist’s correspondence in late nineteenth-century publications on art:
The letters of Vincent van Gogh in the Belgian periodical Van Nu & Straks
– David W. Galenson & Robert Jensen
Careers and canvases: The rise of the market for modern art in nineteenth century Paris
– Elise Eckermann
Out of sight, out of mind? Paul Gauguin’s struggle for recognition after his departure for the South Seas in 1895
– Caroline Boyle-Turner
Paul Gauguin’s well rediscovered in Atuona, Hiva Oa (French Polynesia)