Rafael Glückstern Gardos was born in 1984 in Israel but he moved to Spain with his family when he was a little child. He spent most of his life there, but after living in several cities in Spain and after working as a painter in Madrid, he decided it was time to discover other countries. That is why he moved to Berlin for few years and Miami afterwards, before finally establishing in New York, where he has his own studio.
Since he moved to New York he has been able to showcase his artwork in different international art fairs, such as Red Dot Miami, Artexpo New York and Philadelphia Fine Art Fair. He has done exhibitions in Spain, Israel, Argentina, USA, etc. Rafael Glückstern is not only a studio painter, since he has also experience painting big murals outdoor and indoor in hotels and other businesses in New York, and for a couple of art galleries in Miami.
Rafael's piece for The Art of Sherlock Holmes USA is based on the story 'The Adventure of The Inn On The Marsh' by Denis Smith. Denis O. Smith’s first Sherlock Holmes story, The Purple Hand, was published in 1982. Since then he has written more than forty stories, recording previously unknown cases of the world’s most famous detective. These have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and in collections of his own, most recently The Lost Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes, The New Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes and The Further Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes. Born in Sheffield, in the north of England, Mr Smith now lives in the rural county of Norfolk. His interests, other than the career of Sherlock Holmes, include old maps, historical mysteries of all kinds, the history of London, and the railways of Britain.
The piece has been released as an authenticated print by the Conan Doyle Estate.