The Kröller-Müeller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands.

An excess of words on the Kröller-Müeller Museum,

The Museum is situated in Holland near the German border, in the middle of the 'Hoge Veluwe National Park'. The Park is pretty big and I biked with younger family members, on a circuit for as as long as it was possible. It would have been better if I had hired an electric bike as one of our number did. So unfortunately I cut everyone's ride in half.
The Museum has the second largest collection of Van Gogh works in the world (90 of his paintings and over 180 drawings). The first slot is held by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
But Kröller-Müeller has also many inportant impressionist and later works, as well as a number of important works from centuries before. It also has a massive sculpture garden. The museum was founded by art collector Helène Kröller-Müller (11/2/1869 - 14/12/1939) and opened in 1938. She, I would guess, was one of Van Gogh's most important patrons in his lifetime and one who kept him alive as long as he did survive. In the period between 1907 and 1922 she acquired, all told, nearly 11,500 works of art. Somewhere in the exhibit they have the amounts paid by her to Van Gogh over the years.
In 1935, Helène donated her whole collection to the state of the Netherlands. In 1938, the museum, which was designed by the Belgian Henry van de Velde, opened to the public. Helène died in December 1939. The sculpture garden was added in 1961 and the new exhibition wing, designed by Wim Quist, opened in 1977.

Some of the paintings

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