Portrait of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Oil on canvas
Width 13 ½” x Height 19 ¼”. (33.02 cm x 48.26 cm)
Bill and Effie Rosene
Czech Center Museum 4920 San Jacinto St. Houston, TX 77004 President’s Hall
The piece was originally in the Czech Republic, acquired by Bill, and Effie Rosene, during their visit to the Czech Republic.
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
The artist who painted the portrait of Tomáš G. Masaryk wanted to capture Masaryk’s expressions by using shading techniques of colors with ranges from light to dark to make the painting more realistic as if he was present before you. It is critical for this painting because it highlights his facial angles, making his face more animated and proportionate. As one of the First Presidents of Czechoslovakia from his time (1918 - 1933), the artist captured the true essence of his excellency and his position as a strong leader.