Most people are familiar with his many famous paintings. But the real Van Gogh, the manic genius, the tortured artist, is best understood in his trove of nearly 1,000 surviving letters.
Nick Mafi is a writer living in New York City. An English Literature major from Miami (OH) University, he has written articles on art, literature and travel for such publications as ArchitecturalDigest.com and CNTraveler.com, among others.
The Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in August 1911. How did one of the best-known painters of all time become a prime suspect?