Essays and the illustrated art of a leading woman Impressionist of the late 19th Century and first half of the 20th Century, Euphemia Charlton Fortune. Born with a cleft palate in Sausalito, California, she survived the San Francisco earthquake and fire and went to to win a silver medal from the Paris Salons, a gold medal for design from the American Institute of Architects, and a medal from the Pope for interior church design across the United States. As befits the idea (not always true) of artists work receiving true monetary recognition only after their deaths, a painting by Fortune of the Monterey, California waterfront sold at auction for $1.8-million in December of 2007.
Steve gives an overview of the book:
"Fortune was alive to the political life and social strife around her. She wrote of a trip to Ireland in which she and her mother were 'searched for bombs and things' at a train station, and . . . the first thing they saw was 'the wrecked Custom House, a monument to Easter Week' . . . 'I don't know which are the worst, the Catholics or the Protestants. I bought a Belfast evening paper and noticed the advertisement columns. `Wanted: a kitchen maid for Portadown, must be R.C.' `Wanted, boot boy for nobleman's house, must be Protestant' . . . and I think THAT IS WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH IRELAND!!!!''
Born and raised in St. Louis. In fourth grade at Mary Queen of Peace, a Catholic school in the suburb of Webster Groves, a Mrs. Vanderbrook gave me a 5 (equivalent to an A in public schools) in English; made me feel good about myself. Wrestled at Kirkwood High School; won...
" . . the film explores how, elbow-to-elbow with painters and writers, these impassioned photographers produced great works while popular society remained oblivious to them . . . The film is a labor of...