“Her earliest childhood memory involved lying on the living room rug as a three year old, pencil in hand, drawing fanciful pictures, while her admiring family walked around or over her. Always her artwork was encouraged by her idol Jack, who also loved to draw.”
On June 15, 1907 an illustration by my kindred, Philip Boileau, appeared on the cover of Saturday Evening Post. A week earlier, an illustration by Fanny Y. Cory – who along with her brother encouraged my grandfather to write – appeared on the cover. Did these two artists meet?
Like Jack Cory, I encouraged my sister to take up art. Christine Rosamond Benton, said;
“I owe my success to you. You let me look over your shoulder when you painted, and pointed out in books what constituted good and bad art.”
Royal Rosamond published his stories and poems in Out West magazine. He grew up…
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