Kalman Oswald was born in 1888 in Erzi, Hungry. While still an idealistic young man, he made a decision to cross the Atlantic. He gained passage on a ship that was headed to Ellis Island, Port of New York. At a later point he traveled to San Francisco. Like most immigrants he was impressed by the grand scale of the large American cites.
After a long period of struggle, he met his wife to be Helmi, a beautiful woman from Finland who was a graduate of Berkley University. She was later employed by the Finish Embassy. They were married and shortly after took residence in Manhattan. The painter's svelte spouse appears as his muse in many of his best portraits. He has repeatedly captured
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