Salons and Bohemians

It’s time Senators and Congressman recognize the Bohemian Lifestyle, and provide funding to sustain it and make it safe.

Rosamond Press

Jessie Benton Fremont held a Salon in San Francisco, and her sister a Salon in Paris. Jessie wrote her husband’s journals of his journey to Oregon and the Willamette Valley. My grandfather, Royal Rosamond, went camping with members of the Black Mast authors on Anacapa Island. Christine married into the Benton family who were artists and politicians who cared for the State of Oregon. Fremont was the first Presidential candidate for the Republican Party he co-funded. Here is the list of Bohemian Club members. There were American Pre-Raphaelites.

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PAINT the leaves as they grow! If you can paint one leaf, you can paint the world,” wrote the English critic John Ruskin in his epic ”Modern Painters.” And in the mid-19th century, a small group of American artists took the advice to heart, rendering Nature close up with such fidelity as to make today’s Photo-Realism look – well…

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About Royal Rosamond Press

I am an artist, a writer, and a theologian.
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