About Cassandra Langer
Art historian and critic Cassandra Langer became the accidental biographer of Romaine Brooks (1874-1970) when a search to uncover the artist’s aesthetics led Langer to rethink the flawed narrative of Brooks’ life.
After decades of research, her work led to the discovery of authentic source material never before translated from the original French. These discoveries turn history on its head to reveal a very different Brooks from the dark, subversive, and antisocial image painted by biographers. To discover the newfound secrets of Romaine Brooks, follow Cassandra Langer @therealromaine on Twitter or join our Facebook Group.
I am constantly discovering new facts about Romaine Brooks that impact directly and indirectly on my own life. I think that is what is most amazing about Romaine and her fascinating circle of friends and acquaintances. In the last 2 years since the publication of my biography and while working on my memoir about the three years I spent in an early form of gender conformity conversion in Dr. Samuel Kahn’s secular psychoanalytic cult in Croton on Hudson Romaine has connected me with so many new and interesting people working on aspects of her life and circle of amazing women and men.
That’s one of the perks of being a writer and having a mission with each book you write. Writing is an act of faith and then fate like casting bread upon the waters brings its gifts back to you twice over.