Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — ODILON REDON

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June 6– ODILON REDON
Great French Symbolist painter, student of Rodolphe Bresdin.
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Porträt der Violette Heymann 1910. Click for full size.

JUNE 6, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Festival of Chiu Hsien, Taoist Spirit of Wine.

ALSO ON JUNE 6 IN HISTORY…

1778 — Debtors’ prisons abolished in U.S.; debtors continue to flourish.
1875 — German novelist Thomas Mann born, Lübeck, Germany.
1884 — World’s first roller coaster opens, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York.
1916 — French Symbolist painter Odilon Redon dies, Paris, France.
1961 — Archetypal psychoanalyst Carl Jung dies.
1982 — Beat poet, Buddhist Kenneth Rexroth dies, Montecito, California.
1984 — Sikh Temple at Amritsar occupied by Indian Army, 300 slain.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective