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My maternal grandfather, Lucien Napoleon Brunswig (1854-1943) was born in Montmedy, in Alsace in the Northeast of France, in 1854, and was educated at the  College of Etain.  Apparently the teenage Lucien was confident that his future lay in the United States for he came to the New World with his parents by ship to New York in 1871 after France‚Äôs defeat in the Franco-Prussian War on a one-way ticket.  Although he… Read More

Born in New Orleans, Nov. 9, 1899 First trip to Paris, France (1902-1906) 1906 Moved to L.A, S.F., and then L.A. to 3528 W. Adams Blvd. 1813-14 Travel in Europe with her mother High School at the Sacred Heart Convent in Menlo Park In the 1920s Studied with Yvette Guilbert in NYC and in Paris Befriended Ramos Martinez, a Mexican artist in Los Angeles Studied stone sculpture with Carlos Bracchio, in Mexico… Read More