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Historical Fiction

Below is a wonderful list of the best historical fiction novels for fans of impressonism and lovers of books!

Lie on your bed or on your favorite couch & go back in time to 19th century Paris. These wonderful novels will transport you to the famous Montmartre village where painters, poets, musicians, dancers, writers and bohemians gathered in smoke-filled cafes and sipping absinthe in bars.

You will meet these young emerging artists who were still unknown and struggling to make ends meet.

You will read the stories about Degas, Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Valadon and her son Utrillo, Cassatt and many more. They all shared ideas and experimented with new painting styles. Together they started new art movements & rocked the traditional art world of Paris to smithereens!

Share with me your best historical fiction novels about the 19th century artists that do not appear on my list!

I look forward to hearing from you.

Madame Picasso – The Story of Eva Gouel

Eva Gouel – One of Picasso’s Early Lovers Madame Picasso is a wonderful art historical fiction book about Picasso and his relationship with Eva Gouel. Not only does the story capture the relationship and love story between the unlikely two,… Continue Reading →

The Heart-Wrenching Van Gogh Book: Lust For Life

An Amazing Van Gogh book that brings his most famous paintings to life Lust For Life by the author Irving Stone is a wonderful art historical fiction book about the fascinating and difficult life of the post-impressionism painter Vincent Willem van Gogh…. Continue Reading →

Wonderful Historical Fiction set in Roussillon Provence

Susan Vreeland’s Novel “Lisette’s List” Transports you to Roussillon Provence Roussillon Provence is the setting of Susan Vreeland’s magnificent art historical fiction novel “Lisette’s List”. The book transports you into Provencal countryside during the 1930s and the gloomy years of… Continue Reading →

Mario Vargas Llosa Book Entitled The Way to Paradise

Mario Vargas Llosa Book – Art Historical Fiction based on the Painter Paul Gauguin Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the greatest Peruvian authors, writes a book about the post-impressionism painter, Paul Gauguin. What you many not know (I didn’t) was… Continue Reading →

The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer

The Flight Portfolio – An Incredible WW2 Story Julie Orringer writes a wonderful WW2 historical fiction book called “The Flight Portfolio”. “The Flight Portfolio” is about a real life, hardly-known hero called Varian Fry.  Fry is a young American journalist… Continue Reading →

A Novel about One Female Painter – Berthe Morisot

La Luministe by Paula Butterfield To be a female painter in the 21st century is no big deal. Today society admires and celebrates women writers, painters, photographers and actresses. However it was a totally different story in the 19th century…. Continue Reading →

The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich

An Art Historical Fiction Book About Marc Chagall “The Bridal Chair” The author Gloria Goldreich tells the story of Moishe Shagal, better known as Marc Chagall and his family. Marc Chagall story is told through the eyes of the artist’s… Continue Reading →

The Best Historical Fiction Novels about the Impressionists

Best Historical Fiction Novels about Claude Monet & the Impressionism artists Are you a historical fiction bookworms? Do you love the revolutionary French Impressionists? If yes, then this page is for you! I have listed the best historical fiction novels… Continue Reading →

Vincent and Theo – Heiligman Biography

Vincent and Theo – A Wonderful Biography of the Van Gogh Brothers The author of Vincent and Theo, Deborah Heiligman, writes an engaging biography about the famous Van Gogh brothers. In her book, she details beautifully the brothers’ lives during… Continue Reading →

Art Historical Fiction Novels about Suzanne Valadon

Two Art Historical Fiction Novels about the Post Impressionist Suzanne Valadon Below are recommendations of two art historical fiction novels that focus on the unconventional life of the painter Suzanne Valadon. Suzanne Valadon’s determination to succeed as an artist in… Continue Reading →

Novel based on the iconic Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland Impressionism has always been my favorite style of art. However, I must admit that I have never really understood the obsession with the iconic Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting: Luncheon of the Boating Party…. Continue Reading →

Paul Gauguin Artworks Inspire a Wonderful Novel

Paul Gaugin Artworks Inspire the Historical Fiction Novel – “The Moon and Sixpence” If you are a lover of and familiar with Paul Gauguin artworks, then the historical fiction novel  “The Moon and Sixpence” by  Somereset Maugham is for you…. Continue Reading →

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