Katherine Keenum


A blog about how paintings, photographs, and prints have helped me visualize my fiction—both Where the Light Falls and works-in-progress—with a hope that they will stimulate other writers and readers, too.

A small sample of the images that inspired me appears below. Click on these or any images in the posts to see enlargements. In the text, click on colored words to activate links.


















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An American woman art student meets a Civil War veteran in Belle Époque Paris.

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Breslau’s milliners

August 20, 2018

Tags: Académie Julian, Breslau, fashion or clothes, women artists

Louise Catherine Breslau was a star student at the Académie Julian at the time during which Where the Light Falls is set. She does not play a role in the novel, but it was like coming across an old friend (more…)

Robbie Dolson

May 9, 2013

Tags: Académie Julian, Breslau, Robbie

Because Louise Breslau was a student at the Académie Julian, I saw her portrait of Henry Davison early in my research. Something about the rakishly nonchalant pose of a dandy passed, transmuted, into Robbie Dolson.