The basis of the exhibition is a selection of drawings from the beginning of Van Gogh's creative activity. Drawings belong to the Kröller-Müller Museum in the Netherlands. Two oil paintings are also included in the exhibition: Van Gogh's only painting in Finland, “Street in Auvers-sur-Oise” (1890) from the Atheneum and “Self-portrait” (1887) from the Kröller-Müller collections.
Van Gogh is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after artists in the international arena. Earlier, only a few Van Gogh's works were exhibited in Finland, and therefore Path to the Artist is Van Gogh's largest collection of works to date in Finland. At the same time, this is the first separate exhibition of Van Gogh art in this country.