Banvard's Folly: Thirteen Tales
Paul Collins read excerpts from his book, Banvard’s Folly: Thirteen Tales of Renowned Obscurity, Famous Anonymity, and Rotten Luck… read more
Paul Collins read excerpts from his book, Banvard’s Folly: Thirteen Tales of Renowned Obscurity, Famous Anonymity, and Rotten Luck published by Picador USA. One of the thirteen tales is that of John Banvard, a painter whose panoramas of landscapes made him the richest and most famous artist of the 1850s. However, competition with P.T. Barnum and other imitators left him penniless. The collection of stories focuses on forgotten visionaries and people with innovative ideas that failed. The reading was followed by a question and answer period. close
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