18 September 2009 - 24 January 2010. For the first time in 30 years, the Van Gogh Museum is hosting a retrospective of Belgian artist Alfred Stevens. The exhibition, which features 64 paintings, has been organised in collaboration with the Royal Museums of Fine Art in Belgium. Alfred Stevens (1823-1906) was one of the most well-known artists in Paris during the flourishing art scene of the latter half of the 19th century. He came to prominence at the 1855 Paris World Fair with a painting of a homeless family in the snow. Although he began his career as a painter of historical scenes, it was his alluring images of women that later caused something of a stir. Along with James McNeill Whistler, he was one of the first Western artists at the time to become heavily influenced by Japanese art.
Daily: 10.00-18.00 Fri: 10.00-22.00