Art Brokerage: Patrick Pierson American Artist: b. 1953. Born Patrijk Anton-Piers in 1953 on the outskirts of Utrecht in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the artist changed his name to Patrick Pierson in 1991 when he and his family immigrated to America. Patrick is the brother of artist Markus Pierson. Initially represented and published by the Meisner Gallery in New York City, Patrick eventually settled in Florida and established the Fyshwerks Company - a fine art studio, smithy, display gallery and publishing house that would become the birthplace for the creatures that were destined to inhabit the realm of Planet Zootopia.