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Donnel Jozef le Son was born in Eastern Europe in 1937. Disobeying his father's wish for him to become a metallurgist he left home to study art in Paris. After some years of studying abroad, M. le Son found brief success as the Grand Vizier's cheif topiary garden artist in Egypt. Due to legal issues, he fled back to Europe to avoid his prosecutors and settled in England. Changing his name, he found work as goldsmith. When his gambling debts finally caught up with him, he again narrowly circumvented his creditors by fleeing to the United States. Mr. Elson now lives quitely in the Midwest.