Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Leopold Czihazcek - the guardian

Czihaczek was Egon's uncle and became his guardian after Egon's father, Adolf, died of syphilis. Czihaczek had one desire: to make a decent man out of Egon. More sepcifically, this meant that Egon had to take up a job on the Imperial railways, as indeed Czihaczek and his father had done. Egon, of course, revolted against this in pursuit of art until Czihaczek finally turned off the tap and refused to support the boy.