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Marie Krajan

I got my first taste of the creative thrill at the age of 7,  when I covered my mother’s bathroom by ink scribbles. From there I went on to the School of Art and Design in Uherske Hradiste, Czechoslovakia, where I studied painting. After graduating, I continued my studies at the University of F. Palacky in Olomouc, where I studied Art and Czech literature. All this was happening under the watchful eyes of the Czech communistic regime.

After graduation I headed West.

I spent my professional life as an art director at various New York City ad agencies, both consumer and pharmaceutical.

A few years ago I started to paint again–on Sunday mornings. When I need more freedom of expression, I rely on the inspiration of nature. I subscribe to Henri Matisse’s belief that art should be like an easy chair–feast for the eyes and rest for the soul.

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