Marcy Von Kohorn presents Fate's Palette - A Memoir
Wednesday, March 18th at 4 pm
Well-known Florida artist Marcy Von Kohorn discovered pages from her Grandfather Morris' journal detailing his family's voyage from Russia to the United States, arriving in Philadelphia on July 3, 1888. English was his first language, and his handwriting was hard to read. He took various jobs until one day a man from the U.S. Secret Service approached him, and before he knew it, he was taken in front of a judge who swore him in as an American citizen and then as a secret agent. He eventually helped the government bust several counterfeiting rings.
Marcy is candid about the ups and downs of her life, including traumatic years when Henry's patents were infringed upon, leading to years of dealing with lawyers and lawsuits. To cope with stress, Marcy turned to her watercolor paintings using Chinese brushstrokes which also brought her success in the art world. Her paintings have been shown in galleries across the globe, including The Norton Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, Lincoln Center, Washington D.C. and at an art show in Cairo, Egypt, where her art was displayed alongside one of Egypt's most revered artists, Salah Taher. Many of her paintings are featured in full color in this book.