Pencil Sketch Photos BiographySource(google.com.pk)
Marie Brozova was born on 11th of May in Prague, where she spent her happy and adventurous childhood. In the old and shabby Prague quarter, Zizkov, she learnt to see the beauty even in the peeling walls or splinters of a broken mirror scattered on the sidewalk reflecting the sky. She found there an entrance to the world of dreams and visions, which she is still allowed to visit as a source of her imagination.
When she was 13 she discovered colored pencilsand she has been using them since, as her favorite art technique. After high school she began to study illustration in Vaclav Hollar’s Art School, but she hadn’t found what she was looking for, and finally decided to leave. It took her two years to renew the joy of creativity and find courage for her free-lance vocation. At the time she began to present her work in individual exhibitions. See the section Exclusive Art Exhibitions.
Besides creating drawings, she works on thematic projects, for example complete sest of Tarot cards, calendars or drawn postcards of a series of Czech cities and towns. These drawings and reproductions can be seen and purchased in Sales Art Gallery MarieMAB.com, designed in Czech and English in 2003.
In 1998 she moved with her husband Martin Broz, who became the manager of her project, The Defense of Colored Pencils, from Prague to a small cottage surrounded by deep forests, where it is quiet enough for her to hear her own thoughts and be close to the sources of her inspiration.
They live with many cats, without television, fridge, running water or other devices, but in tune with nature. Inthe last few years they spent winters in different ciiesy or towns that inspired them (e.g. Czech Krumlov, Tabor, Kutna Hora).
In 2003 they lived for a short time in Cesky Krumlov, where Marie opened a small gallery of her own artworks in a historic house on the Castle stairs. The gallery was closed down in 2004 because of the deteriorating condition of the house.
In 2004, Marie started a long-term traveling project The Defense of Colored Pencils as the Art Medium, in which she decided to prove that colored pencils are not only a children’s to,y but a valuable art technique comparable with others, with which you can create an accomplished piece of art. Besides exhibitions, the main thrust of the project is the public drawing on the biggest format of paper available A0 (1189 by 841mm). In 2005, Marie created the largest drawing ever drawn in colored pencil, twice A0 formats large (1189 × 1682 mm). The Defense of Colored Pencils started in 2004 in Prague's Old Town Square, then followed in the Jindrisska Tower and the Black Rose Passage in Prague. In 2005 the project traveled all over the Czech Republic, and in 2006 it was invited abroad to Holland.
lbert Pieczonka and Granddaughters at Ocean Grove, NJ circa 1908 Albert loved the New Jersey shore and rarely missed a day of swimming in the summer. Here he is surrounded by Emily’s daughter Lily, Eva’s daughters Margaret and Dora, Alice’s daughters Alice and Irene, and Margaret’s fiancé, George.
Albert Pieczonka's daughters
Nanny Wohlgeboren Pieczonka - Albert Pieczonka spouse
Albert Pieczonka with Kempa Ladies' Orchestra Albert Pieczonka with the Kempa Ladies’ Orchestra circa 1880 Named after Albert’s maternal grandparents, the Kempa Ladies’ Orchestra made their American debut in the early 1880s. Members of the Pieczonka Family L-R : Helene (‘cello), Alice (violin), Albert (piano), Kaethe (‘cello), Nanny (vocals and piano), Eva (violin), Emily (violin), and Fanny (viola). The Kempa Ladies’ Orchestra disbanded in 1887.
Albert Pieczonka Family Photos - Pencil Sketch of Fanny Pieczonka Pencil Sketch of Fanny Pieczonka by Frederick Görtelmeyer June, 1882 Very little is known of Fanny’s life but this portrait reveals one clue. It is inscribed on the back, “Pencil Sketch of Fanny by her fiancé, Fred Görtelmeyer—June, 1882.” Görtelmeyer (1848-1882) was the best friend of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), the celebrated American sculptor, and was the son of Henry Görtelmeyer, a virtuoso oboist in New York and one of the founders of what would become the first Musicians’ Union in America. Fred studied in Paris with the famous painters Gérôme and Carolus-Duran; he exhibited at the National Academy Exhibition in NY in 1877 and became, according to Saint-Gaudens, an accomplished lithographer. Fred and Fanny never married as Fred died six months after drawing this portrait of his fiancée.
Albert Pieczonka Family Photo
Albert Pieconzonkaand Nanny Pieczonka Photo
Albert and Nanny Pieczonka photograph circa 1875
Fanny Pieczonka - Albert Pieczonka's eldest daughter Fanny Cosima Pieczonka (1858-1886) Albert Pieczonka’s eldest daughter, born in East Prussia, was named after Fanny Mendelssohn and Cosima Liszt-Wagner. This photo was taken in Berlin probably prior to her moving to the United States in 1881. Primarily a pianist, reviews of Fanny’s performances in England in the 1870s were all favorable. She was also a teacher at a private school in Kensington. Her tenure with the Kempa Ladies’ Orchestra, playing viola, was short for she started to lose muscle control around 1883 and was completely paralyzed by 1886, when she died of infected bedsores at 28 years.
Albert Pieczonka with Chess Association photograph Albert Pieczonka (front row, 3rd from right) at the NY State Chess Association meeting, Murray Island Hotel, Thousand Islands, NY August, 1897
Ernst Pieczonka - Albert Pieczonka's eldest son photograph Ernst Pieczonka (1856-1876) Ernst was Albert Pieczonka’s son, born in Memel, East Prussia. As the consequence of a childhood fall, he was partially paralyzed and continued to suffer from a festering infection in his hip. According to his sister Kaethe, Albert would carry Ernst around the house in London, which describes his disability. The infection in his hip killed him by the time he was twenty.