Episode 30: The Mysterious Life and Supposed Murder of Vincent van Gogh

On July 27, 1890, a painter sustained a single gunshot wound to the abdomen and died a few days later. This infamous event has carried through time as a suicide. After his death, the deceased became one of history’s most iconic and celebrated artists. Yet, we are only now learning the truth about his life and untimely death. Have you ever heard of the mysteries surrounding Vincent van Gogh?



I want to give a special thanks to Dr. Irving Arenberg, a prominent (retired) ear surgeon and author of the new book Killing Vincent: The Man, The Myth, and The Murder, and Louis van Tilborgh of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.


Killing Vincent: The Man, the Myth, and the Murder; Arenberg, Irving Kaufman; Amazon Digital Services; October 24, 2018.

Van Gogh: The Life; Naifeh, Steven and Smith, Gregory White; Random House LLC; October 18, 2011.

Meet Vincent; Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam; Retrieved December 2018.

Vincent Van Gogh; Historical Figures; BBC; Retrieved January 2019.

Vincent Van Gogh Biography; The Van Gogh Gallery; Retrieved January 2019.NOW