William Pachner is active/lives in New York, Florida / Europe. William Pachner is known for Abstraction, modernist views, narrative painting.
Biography William Pachner
William Pachner (b. 1915)
An abstract artist and illustrator, Pachner's work is deeply shaped by the tragedy in his life and his humanity. He lost 80 members of his family in the Holocaust and has consistently returned to motifs that reference the brutality of the Holocaust; in particular, the train became a symbol for the journey that led many Jews to their deaths
He is a native of Brtnice, Austro-Hungarian Empire, then Czechoslovakia from 1919 until 1992, which on January 1, 1993, peacefully split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
During the 1920's, he didn't excel in academic subjects, but some of his teachers allowed him to pass because of his drawings. However, professional artists advised his moth
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