ARTIST

J.G.

TITLE

Portrait of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

 DATE

2001

 MEDIUM

Oil on canvas  

 DIMENSIONS

Width 13 ½” x Height 19 ¼”. (33.02 cm x 48.26 cm)

 CREDIT LINE

Bill and Effie Rosene

CURRENT LOCATION

Czech Center Museum 4920 San Jacinto St. Houston, TX 77004 President’s Hall

 ACCESSION NUMBER

PU54

 

CLASSIFICATION

Painting

 

PROVENANCE

The piece was originally in the Czech Republic, acquired by Bill, and Effie Rosene, during their visit to the Czech Republic.

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk 

 Portrait of  Tomáš G. Masaryk

Portrait of Tomáš G. 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.