Paula Butterfield will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Paula earned her M.F.A. from the School of Cinematic Arts, U.S.C. Working as a story analyst for United Artists, she came across few stories about women. But while developing courses about women in the arts, she discovered information about women artists that was sketchy but so tantalizing that she felt compelled to write about them. La Luministe, her debut novel, won a Chanticleer Book Reviews first place award for historical fiction. Paula lives with her husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon. Still committed to sharing women’s stories, she is currently working on her next book about two rival American artists.
When Berthe Morisot was forbidden to enter l’École des Beaux Arts, she became the sole female founder of the Impressionist art movement. Surviving the Franco-Prussian war–and the love of Edouard Manet–she created what Monet, Renoir, and Degas deemed the most avant-garde paintings of them all. Find out more.