Yesterday I was preparing to post on Emma Hill, when my nephew Shamus Dundon called and told me my sister died ten days ago. He informed me he would look for the autobiography my late sister Christine Rosamond Benton, wroter, that Vicki showed me, and if he finds it, he will give it to Christine’s daughters, preferably, Drew Benton. We are talking about the autifbiogrpahy of the most successful woman artist in history. I had asked Shannon Rosamond Benton to see if she saw her mother’s story lying about , three months ago.
I declared myself a New Pre-Raphaelite in 1969. A year later I met Irene Victoria Christensen, my muse, who today is Rena Easton. Christine saw the first painting I did of her, and took up art when she was twenty-four. Lord Leighton was a powerful influence on her later work. The Bohemian, Hippies, and Hollywood, owe so much to these arttists. Both my sister and I had no formal training that prevented (prevents) us from doing the work we wanted to do. For a little while we lived in a famous commune in San Francisco with Nancy Hamren and the Zorthian sisters, whose father was titled ‘The Last Bohemian’.
On August 30, 2019 I founded the ‘Rose City Planners’. This is why I was excited to discover the Potrero Plan. Surely they would want to be associated with Christine and I, and, Joaquin Miller, who had dinner with the Pre-Raphaelites…
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