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Here’s a review of a biography of a great artist- Vincent Van Gogh. The famous painter (who became famous much later though) was a freeloader, was given to tantrums, and pretty much self-destructive. And, although he was given to pleading, evasion, and manipulation, Van Gogh’s art (as the writer puts it) and his letters were the opposite – clear and remarkable. The review gives interesting tidbits of Van Gogh’s life when he was growing up, while showing what went behind the making of this great painter.