“I’LL NEVER FORGET THE WONDERFUL MOMENTS AND FRIENDSHIP THAT BONDED US DURING THE WAR AND ON CAPRI.”
T. G. Masaryk (1st president of Czechoslovakia)
Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1927“THE FAME OF BRÁZDA IS THE FAME OF ITALY!”
Duce Benito Mussolini (Prime Minister of Italy)
Rome, Italy, 1924
He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and then, through the imperial scholarship, he studied in Italy. In 1915, in Rome, he married Swedish author Amelie Posse. During World War I, he became familiar with Edvard Beneš and actively participated in the first Czechoslovak resistance. The two were even in the years 1915-1916 interned in Alghero, a town on the island of Sardinia. In 1925, the changing political situation saw him leave Italy and return to his homeland. He lived partly at this loft in Prague and partly in Líčkov Castle (or Chateau). He died in 1977. In 1989, his second wife Marie opened the Oskar Brázda Gallery in the castle where visitors can see a number of his works and personal belongings. At my place I’ve got a few memorabilia of him as well.