Woman Artist Capturing Beauty

Garth Benton did the Getty Villa murals and is kin to Philip Boileau. This is bigger than PlumbJack and is not about wine.

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I offered to teach my sixteen year old daughter, Heather Hanson, Rosamond’s style, telling her my late sister’s fans wanted to see a woman kin to her, carry on. I looked forward to working from photos Rena Christensen would send me. I wanted Belle Burch to model for me. Here is another woman artist that paints in the Pre-Raphaelite style that made Christine a millionaire. Christine’s women are the last two images.

Christine Rosamond Benton is kin to the artist, Philip Boileau, the son of Susan Benton, the sister of Jessie Benton who married John Fremont the first Presidential Candidate for the new Republican Party he helped found. Both the Fremonts and the Boileaus had salons in Paris and San Francisco.


Elisabeth Sonrel (1874 Tours – 1953 Sceaux) was a French painter and illustrator in the Art Nouveau style. Her works included allegorical subjects, mysticism and symbolism, portraits…

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