William Pachner - Imagined Landscapes
Showing February 9 – June 23, 2013
Artist William Pachner was born in Moravia. Trained as an illustrator, he eventually left Europe for the United States in 1939. When World War II broke out, he realized he could not return. The family he left behind were killed by mass murder. Pachner, however, cannot forget the bond with the memory of his family, and has said, "...the connectedness was of lasting and determining importance - a bond of intimate and life-giving connection, which intensified with its loss."
Following the war, Pachner abandoned his career to be come a studio artist in Woodstock, New York. The Florida Holocaust Museum is pleased to present this retrospective of William Pachner's artwork. There is a special emphasis on his last works, which serve as powerful statements about the world in which we live.