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Welcome to Artful Fiction. I aim to entertain, educate, and inspire using literature and art with a whisper of whimsy. Click here and I’ll send you my FREE historical fiction short story, “Collioure Shall Always Be Collioure” the tragic story of artist Olga Meerson, student of Henri Matisse. You will also be added to my newsletter.

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Olga Meerson

I’m an author, reader, and art enthusiast.

In March 2020, my first novel, Victorine, debuted. It’s about forgotten artist Victorine Meurent, more commonly known as painter Édouard Manet’s favorite model. (She sat for Olympia and Luncheon on the Grass and many more of his paintings.) My research uncovered three of her paintings previously very little known (if at all known), especially in the States.

Victorine has been long listed for the 2021 GOETHE Book Awards for Post-1750s Historical Fiction. I’m thrilled! What an honor, and I hope this helps Victorine Meurent, the artist, regain her rightful place among painters.

In November 2020, I completed my second novel, Briscoe Chamber’s Southern Fried Woolf. It’s currently making the rounds. (More on it when I know more. And yes, it involves that Woolf.)

Also in November 2020, I began my third novel. Alas, it’s way too early to talk about it, but I’m excitedly pounding out a draft.

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