(early 20th century)
Fred Roner was active/lived in New York / Austria, Poland. Fred Roner is known for expressionist land- and seascape, flower painting.
Biography Fred Roner
Fred Roner started painting as a school boy in Vienna, Austria.
As a side line he started doing magic shows and he was also in business manufacturing shirts. He had a lot of competition, as a magician he also learned how to pick pockets, He also lived in Warsaw Poland, when he returned to Vienna in 1938 he saw the city police wearing arm bands with Nazi swastika.
He figured out it was time to get out of the country. He and his wife fled to the Yugoslavian border, then to Belgium and finally they made it to the USA via Paris and London.
In vaudeville he made quite a name for himself doing magic shows and was named “ the world greatest pickpocket, at the same time he helped police solve pickpocket crimes
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