Hero of the Week: March 21, 2019 – Jo van Gogh-Bonger

Johanna Bonger in April 1899 studio photo by Woodbury & Page. Photo: National Library of the Netherlands via Wikimedia Commons

Johanna Gezina “Jo” van Gogh-Bonger was a Dutch editor and translator of the letters of the van Gogh brothers. She was the wife of Theo van Gogh, art dealer, and the sister-in-law of the painter Vincent van Gogh and became a key player in the growth of Vincent’s fame.

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Jo van Gogh-Bonger on Wikipedia

Biography of Jo van Gogh-Bonger