Van Gogh house in Nuenen

Van Gogh: The parsonage in Nuenen (©


Early in his career as an artist, Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) lived in the vicarage of the village of Nuenen, where his father was the vicar of the local church. From 1883 to 1885, Vincent had a little studio in the garden and painted a number of his earliest famous works here, such as “The Potato Eaters”. When the house was restored as an historic monument in the 1950’s, we visited the site with one of Vincent’s nephews.

Broadcast: August 14, 1957