Isabella Stewart Gardner

Susan Vreeland

Susan Vreeland is recognized internationally for historical fiction on art themes. Her novel, Girl in Hyacinth Blue (BookSense Book of the Year Finalist; NY Times Bestseller,1999) traces an imagined Vermeer painting through the centuries and reveals people living their defining moments under its influence. It was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame production (2003) titled Brush with Fate, and has been translated into 25 languages. The Passion of Artemisia (NY Times Bestseller, 2002)illuminates the Italian Baroque painter, Artemisia Gentileschi, the first woman to make her living solely by her brush. The Forest Lover (2004) follows the rebel Canadian painter, Emily Carr, into the British Columbia wilderness.  Life Studies (LA Times Bestseller, 2005), a story collection, reveals Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters through people who knew them, and shows ordinary people having profound encounters with art.

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