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Conrad Gersuny biography: 13 things about artist born in Vienna, Austria

Conrad Gersuny was an Austrian-American artist who lived in New York City, New York, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

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  1. He was born in Vienna, Austria to Otto Gersuny and Lisbeth Stiassny Gersuny. He was 3 years younger than his brother Carl Gersuny.
  2. In 1938, he emigrated by ship from Austria to New York City with Carl and their parents. They lived in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City.
  3. In 1946, he started studying jewelry and metal sculpture.
  4. During the Korean War from 1950 to 1953, he lived in Alaska, USA.
  5. He dated Jacqueline Smith before she met Thomas G. Daniel in New York City. She died on December 24, 1955.
  6. In 1956, he opened The Conrad Shop in Greenwich Village, New York City. Among his patrons were Bob Dylan, Van Ronk, Shel Silverstein, Judy Collins, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seege, Odetta Holmes, Joan Baez, Mary Travers and Camille Cosby.
  7. In the late 1970s, he opened The Conrad Shop in Stowe, Vermont, USA.
  8. In 1964, his father died in New York at the age of 74.
  9. In 1985, he graduated from Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.
  10. In 1986, his mother died in Providence, Rhode Island, USA at the age of 86.
  11. In 1995, he met Portia Arthur, who became his partner for 11 years. While living with Arthur in Morristown, Vermont, he remained friends with his three former wives.
  12. In November 2006, he was diagnosed with lung cancer.
  13. On January 4, 2007, he died of end-stage lung cancer at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, Morristown, Lamoille County, Vermont. He was 75.
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