Sunday, March 13, 2016

Forsaking fame …

 When God Calls You to Leave the Art World | Christianity Today.
Born to a well-to-do London family in 1853, [Lilias] Trotter showed an early aptitude for watercolor painting and in her teens became a protege of John Ruskin. She challenged the influential art critic’s assumptions about women artists (namely, that they shouldn’t be), and he promised her a life of fame under his guidance.
Then, at just the moment her career was set to take off, Trotter traveled by boat, then train, to Algeria with two other single women to preach the gospel to Muslims. She died there in 1928.

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