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My Brother Vincent van Gogh.

My Brother Vincent van Gogh. Ceciel de Bie. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2002. Illus., hardcover, 64 pp., $19.95.

This in-depth and well-illustrated biography is a compassionate perspective on van Gogh's artistic development. Told from the first person point-of-view by Theo, Vincent's brother, it provides sympathetic understanding of the artist's struggles. The storybook format unfolds as a chapter per foldout page and complements an array of prints and paintings. Interesting details include inspirational influences, such as van Gogh's interest in weaving and involvement in various friendships. Art activities are outlined to encourage independent explorations appropriate for upper-elementary and above.

Reviewed by Rebecca J. Martin, art specialist, Oakhurst ES, Fort Worth ISD, Texas.
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Author:Martin, Rebecca J.
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Date:Mar 1, 2006
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