The Magic and Mystery of Vincent Van Gogh

Painting by Van Gogh.

Discover the joy, beauty, sorrow, and genius of Vincent Van Gogh.

Marlene Aron, artist, lecturer, and Van Gogh scholar, presents on the life and art of this renowned artist.

Through slides and stories, Ms. Aron builds portrait of a man whose despair, exaltation, and deep spiritual convictions drove him to create some of the most beautiful, personal, and deeply-moving art ever seen. 

View slides of Van Gogh's paintings, drawings, lithographs, etchings - including rarely-seen childhood drawings, those from his early Dutch years, and photographs of him and his family. Hear stories about his childhood, places he lived, and jobs he held before he became an artist. Learn about the early artistic, literary, and personal influences of one of the most brilliant and influential artists of the 19th Century.

Marlene Aron is an artist, educator, and published poet.  She has given lectures, workshops, and courses on Van Gogh for over 20 years in museums, libraries, art centers, and universities.  Aron taught art and art history at Penn State University, Youngstown State University, and California College of the Arts.

Refreshments at 6:15 pm.

Lecture at 6:30 pm. 


Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 6:15pm


Rockridge Branch

5366 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
Phone: (510) 597-5017