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france, art, travels, essay

The View From Above // Henri Rivière Revisited

Since we began this little travel/adventure/creative journal back in the summer of 2012, our most popular blog post (by far) has been an entry called An Introduction to Henri Rivière (1864-1951) about one of our favorite artists, the elusive French painter and printmaker Henri Rivière. That same year, I wrote an essay about Rivière and his creative process for Kinfolk Magazine titled 'The View From Above.' For the first time (and thanks to the kind people at Kinfolk), you can read that essay in its entirely right here on allwayfarers.com. 

Click to Read The View From Above.

books, america, essay

Introducing American Getaway: 100 Years of Saints and Sinners at Camp Wandawega, Wisconsin

INDIANS. BOOTLEGGERS. A SWEDISH MADAM. THE FEDS. A MURDERER ON THE LAM. REFUGEE PRIESTS. THE GHOST OF THE LAKE. KIDS IN CANOES. A RUSSIAN GANGSTER. AND A CHEEKY RACOON NAMED GEORGE. This is the very strange, very true story of Camp Wandawega, An American Getaway.

I am thrilled to finally be able to see this project come to life in print: American Getaway was a collaborative research, writing, and historical fact-checking endeavor over a year in the making. 

You can learn more about the extraordinary true history of Camp Wandawega and the extraordinary couple who is keeping such a special plot of Americana alive here.

Read the whole, rambling story of American Getaway for yourself here.