Saturday, October 24, 2009
The Search for Cleon
Labels: Cleonike Damiankes Wilkins
Very intriguing and beautiful work. I became interested in bookplates and etching after reading "The People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks, but the interest got lost along the way. You have renewed it and I look forward to more on your blog.
Her name was Helen Penelope, and she married Nicholas Damianakes, who ended up in California for business from Crete. He owned The California Peanut Co. in Oakland (the building is still there) and was frequently in newspapers there as a leading businessman in the city.
Cleo and the siblings were therefore raised trained in the arts and in a rather educated and liberal family, but they also all had the financial means to pursue their dreams.
I'm still working on putting all pics and Cleo's handwritten genealogy online.
Thank You Again;)
P.S. Look up "Trey Azagthoth" of the band "Morbid Angel" online. He is a great nephew of Cleo's.