Wednesday, May 4, 2016

THE ARTIST & HIS MODEL

                                                        DAVIDA:

                                              MODEL & MISTRESS

                                   OF AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS



THIS IS THE STORY OF THE LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN AMERICA'S RENOWNED SCULPTOR FROM 1880-1920 AND HIS MODEL, DAVIDA.

SHE WAS BORN IN SWEDEN AS ALBERTINA HULTGREN IN 1861; MADE HER WAY TO THE UNITED STATES; MET AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THE ARTIST; AND HAD HER NAME CHANGED TO DAVIDA JOHNSON CLARK.

AUGUSTUS (GUS) WAS MARRIED, HIS CAREER WAS SKYROCKETING, AND IN DAVIDA HE FOUND HIS PERFECT LOVE.

THEIR AFFAIR SPANNED SOME TWENTY-FIVE YEARS.

MUCH OF THIS STORY IS BASED ON FACT. HOWEVER, SO LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT DAVIDA THERE IS ALSO A LOT OF FICTION. CREATING DAVIDA AND HER STORY WAS CHALLENGING AND A DELIGHTFUL EXPERIENCE.

I AM THE GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER FROM THIS UNION.
I WROTE THIS BEAUTIFUL BUT SAD LOVE STORY TO BRING HONOR AND RECOGNITION TO DAVIDA AND THEIR ONLY CHILD, LOUIS PAUL CLARK.




AVAILABLE AT WWW.AMAZON.COM/DAVIDA-MODEL
                                               

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