Van Gogh stayed in London, working for a Dutch art dealer from 1873 to 1875 and visited again for several months in 1876, when he worked as a lay-preacher. He was not yet a painter and didn't lift a brush whilst he was here. He visited the national art collection though, got to know British artists, drew and read a lot. His reading included Charles Dickens, George Eliot and Thomas Carlyle and he regularly bought The Sketch illustrated journal). All of which would feed his concern for the life of the poor and would influence his later work, quite a lot of which, from right across his short, but brilliant career as an artist is on display in this very engaging exhibition - with some fantastic mature work by van Gogh and paintings by major 20th-century British artists he influenced. Please meet in the main Milbank entrance foyer.
Admission £22.00 (concessions £20.00) / free for members.Dates and times: Sat 11 May 10.00am / Wed 29 May 10.00am
*This is a popular exhibition and some slots sell out very quickly.
If you are not a Tate member (with full access, without the need to buy a ticket) you should buy your ticket in advance (and save £1!) at the same time as you book the tour at:
Please do this asap as soon as you book onto the tour and I confirm your place. I will of course honour your booking – even if you are the only one to book for that slot!