Check out Spotlight on Charlotte Shroyer . I am a graduate of The Ohio State University, BA, major in French. Much of what I have read influences my painting, probably more than I realize. While at Ohio State, I was immersed in French, reading French literature in French, sitting in classes taught in French. I remember only the French grammar class being taught in English. Good experience and training for going to France and painting my early mystical Cistercian abbey paintings.
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