The Book

This section will post advancements on my effort to publish the biography of Josephu, tentatively titled Brothers in Stone.  The book will refer to this blog page for amendments, and may include a copy of the documentary on DVD.Brothers in Stone will be an illustrated biography on the life and works of Josef and Florian Josephu, brothers, sculptors and rivals. Both born and trained in Vienna; Josef left for the US in 1939 never to return. Florian left for Yugoslavia, then returned to Vienna in 1947. The two are often confused because they studied at the same schools, often with the same teachers, both married in 1918 to women, who were both named Olga. The book will have biographical information, photos of their artistic works, family photos. There will also be entries about who their teachers were, who some of their famous subjects were, and will include information about Vienna during the brothers’ most prolific times (1900-1939).