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Sat, 13 Feb 1999 08:33:03 -0600

I have also heard that Theo's wife played an important role in the recognition
of Van Gogh's work. I had heard ( now correct me if this is just a rumor)
that Theo had wanted to burn Vincent's work after he passed away. But then
Theo passed on and his wife refused to have them destroyed.

"Buerkle, Jennifer" wrote:

> >From the little bit I know of Van Gogh's life, it was Theo's widow who
> pushed so hard to have him recognized as the genius he was. That is a
> story I would love to know more about.
> BTW...I have a screensaver that flashes about 15 of his painting, and they
> spell his name Van Gough. Anyone know if this is the Dutch spelling? Or
> just a rather unfortunate typo?
> Jen