Thursday, August 25, 2011

Marcel Olis - My Grandfather

Many of you might not know about my grandfather, Marcel Olis, who was a famous artist. I would like to begin a series of blog entries documenting his life and accomplishments as seen through my eyes.

Marcel Olis was born at the turn of the century in France, and passed away on May 16, 1953 in California. His life story is simply amazing! From studying art at the Sorbonne University in Paris, to shooting down a famous German flying ace in World War I, to being one of the first artists to work with color photography and film, his life reads like a fairy-tale. My biggest regret is that I never meet him because he passed away long before I was born. But, I grew up listening to many stories about his life.

When I was a child, hearing stories of his life was typical. Now that I have grown, and experienced all that it takes to build an art business, I am in awe of all that he accomplished. So, I am setting out to tell the stories from his life in order to celebrate his life, preserve the information, and to learn even more about him. I hope that you decide to follow along, and enjoy these amazing stories.