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Book signing with Bonnie Portnoy, author of “The Man Beneath the Paint”

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tilden Daken lived a life made for headlines and brought California to the world through his art. Bonnie Portnoy, the granddaughter he never knew, peels back the life of her artist grandfather, securing his place in history, while taking the reader on an unforgettable adventure.  Historians say he painted 4,000 works . . . from the majestic redwood forests to the otherworldly High Sierra, Daken painted in every California state park and every national park in the West, and beneath the sea in his custom-built diving bell. The media avidly covered him, fascinated by his art, swashbuckling persona, tumultuous personal life, and the adventures that took him far outside of California. Today, Daken’s paintings hang in museums and are eagerly sought by collectors.
Author: Bonnie Portnoy lives just a few miles north of the enchanting Arts and Crafts house Tilden Daken built in Mill Valley, California, in the 1920s—unbeknownst to her until she launched the Tilden Daken Legacy Project to unearth the mysteries about the grandfather she never knew. She spent two decades researching his adventurous life and discovering hundreds of his paintings, culminating in her book, The Man Beneath the Paint: California Impressionist Tilden Daken.

Date & Time: Saturday, July 13 | 11AM – 2PM

Location: Copperfield’s Books | 1300 First St, Suite #398, Napa, CA 94559


July 13
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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