My Dear Girl: The Art of Florence Hosmer

Helen Marie Casey


My Dear Girl: The Art of Florence Hosmer

My Dear Girl: The Art of Florence Hosmer

  • Title: My Dear Girl: The Art of Florence Hosmer
  • Author: Helen Marie Casey
  • ISBN: 9780982636497
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback



Florence Armes Hosmer, born in 1880, was a farmer s daughter determined to succeed as an artist Acclaimed in the early part of the twentieth century, she has fallen almost entirely from view This is the story of how Miss Hosmer, a feisty New England woman, painted her way through the new century and created well than five hundred works.Helen Marie Casey won the fourFlorence Armes Hosmer, born in 1880, was a farmer s daughter determined to succeed as an artist Acclaimed in the early part of the twentieth century, she has fallen almost entirely from view This is the story of how Miss Hosmer, a feisty New England woman, painted her way through the new century and created well than five hundred works.Helen Marie Casey won the fourteenth National Poet Hunt in 2009 Helen s published two poetry chapbooks, Fragrance Upon His Lips, a series of poems about Joan of Arc, and Inconsiderate Madness, which won the 2005 Black River Chapbook Competition.


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I read this because a bookgroup at my library invited me to the meeting at which they will discuss it. The author will be in attendance, and it will take place in the former home of the subject. For those of you who aren't from Sudbury MA, Florence Hosmer was, in her time, a well-known and well-thought-of artist who is now almost completely forgotten. She left her house (which dates back to the 1790s) to the town upon her death in 1978, and it's maintained by the town Historical Commission, whic [...]

'Every genuine work of art has as much reason for being as the earth and sun.' Emerson,Helen Marie Casey is a fine port and it is her insertion of her own asides placed judiciously throughout this book that makes the book so very much worth reading. MY DEAR GIRL: THE ART OF FLORENCE HOSMER is a memoir, a biography, and a call to attention to the many fine artists whose time lasts only briefly, never quite making it into the pantheon of 'Art History Figures'. That Casey should proffer such genero [...]

My four star rating is perhaps a little generous but I met the author, Helen Marie Casey, at a Massachusetts Center for the Book event last year and liked her very much. In addition, My Dear Girl shines a light on a largely forgotten painter, Florence Armes Hosmer (1880-1978). In spite of her long life and unswerving commitment to her art, the bulk of her work has been lost over the years because, surprising for a packrat, she kept no records of her finished paintings nor records of the buyers.H [...]


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