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|Born||January 20, 1946|
Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Died||August 23, 2017 (aged 71)|
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||San Diego State University|
Joseph Gray (m. 1988–2017)
Susan Joyce Vreeland (January 20, 1946 – August 23, 2017) was an American author. Several of her books deal with the relationship between art and fiction. The Passion of Artemisia is a fictionalised investigation of some aspects of the life of Artemisia Gentileschi, while The Girl in Hyacinth Blue centres round an imaginary painting by Vermeer. The Forest Lover is a fictionalized account of the life of the Canadian painter Emily Carr.
Vreeland was born in Racine, Wisconsin to William Alex Vreeland and Esther Alberta, née Jancovius. Her mother was from an artistic family and had studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. The family moved to California in 1948. Vreeland took a BA in English and library science at San Diego State University in 1969, an MA in education in 1972, and an MA in English in 1978.
The works of Susan Vreeland include:
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