Who Killed Vincent van Gogh?






“For a century, no one has asked that question. Maybe it’s time we did.”

Time Magazine

October 31, 2011







For the past one hundred and thirty years, the gunshot death of the world’s most iconic artist has been considered a suicide.


Today, under attack from all sides, few in the arena of Van Gogh biography and scholarship believe his famous mortal wound could have been self-inflicted.

But if Vincent didn’t pull the trigger on himself in that wheatfield above the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise on July 27, 1890, who did?  


In recent years, that question has gradually shaped itself into art history’s most beguiling mystery. 


This website is dedicated to this mystery, in all its aspects.




It specifically supports Exile in the Light, a mystery-thriller by bestselling novelist and award-winning journalist William Arnold that reveals, within its fictional detective story, a devastating body of authentic new evidence about the artist’s final days...


...and A Death in Auvers: The Strange Suicide of Vincent van Gogh, a nonfiction companion book to the novel that explores its startling premise and epic backstory as journalism, personal memoir and transcript of never-previously- disclosed witness testimony. 

But the site also aspires to be the vanguard, think-tank, evidence repository, travel-advisory and sounding board for anyone interested in the Van Gogh murder case and its ongoing investigation.


You’ll find here pertinent interviews, articles, maps,   memoirs, a suspect list and a whole world of iconoclastic information designed to broaden your Auvers experience and pull you ever deeper into a whirlpool of mindboggling history.


So come in and taste the Mystery of Auvers.


But be warned that it can be as addictive as the enigma that is Vincent van Gogh himself. Once it gets its hooks in you, it may never let you go.