heartofbohemiafullsize Description: The Heart of Bohemia: French Artists in California
Narrative: In the 1870s, burgeoning wealth from the flow of mined Comstock silver and the new transcontinental railroad turned San Francisco into a promised land for artists. French artists Jules Tavernier and Ernest Narjot in particular found great support among the city’s prosperous patrons who included many representatives of the city’s very large and active Franco-Californian citizenry. This article offers the remarkable story of their success and rivalry in San Francisco.

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