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Ernő Koch was a Hungarian graphic artist. Koch attended the Hungarian Royal Drawing School; as a student, he worked during the summers in printmaking plants and won several prizes for poster designs. The Hungarian National Bank invited him to participate in a competition for new treasury notes, he graduated from the academy in 1922. During 1921–1923, Koch worked for CHNOIN, the largest pharmaceutical-chemical factory in Hungary, the Hungarian Institute of Fighting Plant Disease and the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture designing posters and packages with drawings of plant cross sections and bacteria. During this time Koch worked as an Industrial Artist providing illustrations of machines, aerial views and products. In 1923 Koch was invited to go to Estonia by Hungarian professor Csekey to illustrate his book on Estonia and Finland, he stayed in Estonia from 1926 to 1940. He worked for companies such as Kiviõli Shale Oil Lorup Glass Factory, his drawings and etchings were used as publicity material, Christmas cards and pamphlets.
The Hansa publishing house commissioned Koch to illustrate books. While in Estonia he worked in close connection with architects rendering perspective drawings. In 1928, Koch met, one year married Elsa Holzinger. On many occasions Koch made trips to Finland on assignments to draw horses for the Army and the Finnish Horse Breeders Association, his works have been exhibited in several museums in Estonia. In 1937, the Republic of Estonia and the Kingdom of Hungary signed an agreement regarding intellectual co-operation between the countries. In September 1938 the "Hungarian Art Exhibition in Tallinn" opened, was attended by Estonian President Konstantin Päts as well as various diplomats and ministers. Ernő Koch displayed paintings at this show, described his works to President Päts. Koch returned to Budapest in 1941 during the Soviet invasion of Estonia. In Budapest, he was commissioned by the Budapest Municipal Government to execute a series of cityscape etchings. In addition, he received numerous commissions from factories the paper and steel mills.
He worked in Budapest until 1944. Koch fled to Germany with his two young daughters and Edith; as a refugee, he and his daughters stayed in a displaced persons camp for several years. Ernő Koch immigrated to the United States in 1950 and lived in Florida until 1952. In 1952 he married Estonian J. K. in New York and moved to Chicago where he worked for Karl Hackert Inc. a firm that designed stained glass windows and mosaics for churches. He was commissioned by a Boston architectural firm to design a mosaic ceiling depicting twenty Polish saints for the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D. C.. In 1958 he moved his family to St. Louis, where he became the principal designer in the studio of the Jacoby Art Class Company, until his retirement in 1964. During his spare time and after retirement, he continued as a freelance artist and exhibited his paintings and woodcuts. In his last few years, he specialized in welded sculpture at his studio in Brentwood and was affiliated with the Sculptors Gallery.
Works by Koch can be found in churches and private collections throughout the United States and Europe. By 1959, Koch had established himself as a prominent local artist in St. Louis; some examples of his stained glass windows can be found at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington D. C.. Some examples of his sculptures can be found at St. Louis. Muskogee, Oklahoma and St. Louis Electric Company, St. Louis, Missouri. I knew and worked for Ernő in his Brentwood studio from 1966–1969, when I was a student at Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, Missouri. Ernő always spoke about going to art school in or Hungary. From 1966 through 1969 he produced several large welded pieces using birds as a thematic device, it was during the same period that he printed a group of multi-block, multi-colored old and new testament themed woodcuts from plates which he had cut in 1961-1962. Prior to 1966 he had only printed proofs of the woodcuts. Ernő would pick us up from the seminary on Saturday mornings about 6am.
Following Erno's death, his unfinished commissions were completed by Jim Nickel, a sculptor living and working in NYC, exhibited by the Atrium Gallery, Saint Louis. Jim took over Ernő's Brentwood studio space before permanently moving to NYC. We all loved Ernő. Karl Andrew Brenner, Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1965-1969, Art Executor, the Estate of Ernő Koch. Drawings by Ernő Koch at the Digital Collection of Estonian Art Museum
Stanisław Wojciech Bergman was a Polish painter of historical scenes, genre scenes and still-lifes. He was born to a wealthy bourgeois family. From 1879 to 1885, he studied at the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts with Jan Matejko, who had a decisive influence on his style, he won a scholarship that allowed him to study at the Academy of Fine Arts, from 1885 to 1887. By Otto Seitz and Sandor Wagner; when he returned to Kraków, he received a small workshop at the Academy, where he assisted Matejko with his classes in composition and was awarded a degree in 1888. Three years he went back to Krosno, where he was married and began to turn away from historical themes, he joined the Sokol gymnastic movement and became one of the first members of "Sztuka", an art society. From 1909 to the end of World War I, he and his family lived in Vienna; when they once again returned to Krosno, they moved into a house designed for them by Jan Sas Zubrzycki, which still retains some of Bergman's decorative touches. In additional to historical paintings, he created portraits of eminent townspeople and fashionable ladies and was fond of painting flowers.
In his years, under the influence of Impressionism, his palette brightened considerably. Many of his works are in the National Museum and the Museum of Independence. A major retrospective was held at the "Muzeum Podkarpackie" in Krosno from 2010 to 2011. Anna Guz, Stanisław Wojciech Bergman: wybitny malarz krośnieński, Muzeum Podkarpackie w Krośnie, 2011 ISBN 83-930273-1-4 Exhibition review @ Krosno24 Munich Fine Arts Academy