Patrons: Vincent Van Gogh in London with Axel Rüger, RA Secretary and Chief Executive
Patrons are invited to a tour of Van Gogh’s house in London, followed by a talk on his contemporary legacy from our resident Van Gogh expert, RA Secretary and Chief Executive, Axel Rüger.
Vincent Van Gogh lived at 87 Hackford Road in Stockwell, London, for a year between August 1873 and 1874. He fell in love with British culture and was inspired by the art he saw in the UK. He also found happiness in his love for his landlady’s daughter, Eugenie Loyer, although this turned to sadness when his feelings were not reciprocated.
Following a meticulous conservation project over the past six years, the Van Gogh House London has been carefully renovated to become a venue for artist residencies and exhibition opportunities in collaboration with the nearby San Mei Gallery.
More than a time capsule of Van Gogh’s year in Brixton, the house is a living restoration that remains dedicated to preserving Van Gogh’s practice while supporting the next generation of artists.
RA Secretary and Chief Executive, Axel Rüger will bring over a decade knowledge and personal insight from his previous position as Director of the Van Gogh Museum, the Netherlands to this intimate tour and talk exploring of Van Gogh’s life and work.
● Fully booked
Wednesday 13 November 2019
6.30 — 8pm
Van Gogh House, Stockwell
Free for Patrons, booking required.