“I now have a room, as I’ve long been wishing…”
Vincent Van Gogh lived at 87 Hackford Road in Stockwell, London, for a year between August 1873 and 1874. He fell in love with British culture and was inspired by the art he saw in the UK. He also found happiness in his love for his landlady’s daughter, Eugenie Loyer, although this turned to sadness when his feelings were not reciprocated.
Following a meticulous conservation project ove the past six years, the Van Gogh House London has been brought back to life and curates a dynamic programme of events anchored in the artist’s practice and local heritage. In addition to exhibitions, performance and guided tours, the Van Gogh House hosts an artist residency programme in tandem with its nearby sister institution the San Mei Gallery. More than a time capsule of Van Gogh’s year in Brixton, the house is a living restoration that remains dedicated to preserving Van Gogh’s legacy while supporting the next generation of artists.