Elizabet Ney's Thought re: Texas
Sculptor Elizabet Ney said:
"The appellation "Texas" has a charm of a peculiar kind, such as not any other part of the wide world has."
------ sculptor Elisabet Ney, who was born in Germany but moved to Austin when she was 39 years old and lived there for the last 35 years of her life. Incidentally, her father was a stonecutter and she assisted him while she was growing up. She went on a weeks-long hunger strike when her parents opposed her becoming a sculptor, prompting her parents to request the assistance of their local Catholic church's Bishop. They finally acquiesced and in 1852 she became the first female sculpture student at the all-male Munich Academy of Art run by professor Max von Widnmann.
Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.