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Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA September 24, 2013 – We Care for Humanity (WCH) Founder and President Ms. Maria Amor on behalf of the non-profit organization, receives a donation painting from H.H. Duke Michael David Pescha. The painting is masterfully done by the Duke himself, and is entitle “Mercy,” which value at around $7,000 or more. “Here is the oil painting I would like to donate if you somehow think it could raise any money, even a few dollars, for your charity,” the Duke said upon donation of the very valuable piece of art to Maria Amor, the Founder and President of We Care for Humanity.
The lovely “Mercy” is a very large oil painting, 4 feet by 6 feet, 2 inches in size. It is painted almost three years ago by the Duke from a photo he took himself of this street 'family'. A country-western singer friend of the Duke wrote a song about this painter, also called "Mercy". The painting was done at the Duke’s house off of Laurel Canyon and Mulholland. “Let me know if you might be interested in trying to auction or sell it for your charity. It will be such a great pleasure to be of help to We Care for Humanity, which is a great organization, to begin with,” added the Duke in his note to Ms. Amor.
The Duke is officially known as His Highness Duke Michael David Peschka, Dux Bellorum, A.A., I.P.P., Kt. ISOK, Kt. SMA, HKt. OOT. Drawing from the age of three and painting from the age of eight, Michael is a life-long artist and was first exhibited at the age of eleven at the prestigious Laguna Gloria Art Museum in Austin, Texas. In 1981 Michael's dear friend Caja Palffy, Countess of Pressburg and Erdod (daughter of Dorothy, Princess Radziwill, niece of Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough and cousin of Gina, Princess Liechtenstein) arranged for Michael to apprentice with the official portrait artist to King Baudouin, of Belgium. Michael studied intensely under the maitre in his atelier in Bruxelles, interrupted only by official visitors from the palace regarding state portraits commissioned of the master. Michael also studied the techniques of art restoration; his final examination was to restore a badly damaged painting of the Madonna and child with St. John from the 16th century school of Raphael. Michael passed this exam with glowing compliments. Upon returning to the United States Michael continued his work in portraiture but also expanded into theater set design and backdrop painting as well as commercial and residential murals, decorative painting and other areas of the arts.
HH Michael is currently the official Artistic Adviser and Imperial Portraot Painter to HIRM Czar Darius Adrik Salvo I Noto Von Holstein-Gottorp Trifiro Kings and to HIRH Prince Gharios of Ghassan . Mochael's works are included in many noteworthy collections such as those of Countess Caja Palffy, Count Nicolas Raskovanyi Vay, Countess Tatania Kurbatov, HIRM Czar Waldemar Sidelnikov Von Essen, Nicholas Harvey Vanderbilt, Michael Jay Vanderbilt, the estate of the late Milton Goldman of New York. Current work includes portraits of Zprincess Norma Chehab of Lebanon and HR-IH Crown Prince Jorge Rurikovitch.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and membership of We Care for Humanity, we are immensely honored by this donation of a piece of art from no less than His Highness Duke Michael Pescha. This just shows that good works and caring for humanity transcends all spectrum of humanity, from the nobility to us ordinary. The Duke shows that even the almightly and the nobles have this constant desire to help and to care for humanity. We shall forever be grateful for this, we are humbled by his gesture and gift,” shared Ms. Amor upon receipt of the donation. The proceeds for the sale of the painting will be used for the scheduled plans and programs of WCH globally.
Not unlike Ms. Maria Amor, Michael is also the founder and principal artist of The Homeless Project, a business dedicated to raising money gor carious homeless charities through the sale or auction of art. Michael's new business, The Artman Cometh, is just being launched in Los Angeles and will offer the finest in murals, faux finishes, decorative painting and much more. And as if destined to be great and to be able to help others, both The Duke and Ms. Maria Amor continue to inspire others and actually help the needy through their humanitarian endeavors.
With all his magnanimity and numerous charitable projects, the Duke is worthy of a nomination for Humanitarian Award from the We Care for Humanity, which a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free education through live streaming technologies to far-flung areas globally, and to provide hopes and aspirations to underserved and disadvantaged women, youth and children internationally.