Woodstock, NY, September 06, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Still Life with Violin, the romantic story of longtime Woodstock, New York residents Ingeborg Lökós and her husband, popular abstract artist, Stefan Lökós, can now be purchased on the internet, both at Amazon.com and from the publisher’s website (www.BelleCora.com).
A memoir of courage and passion, Still Life with Violin documents the true romance story of the Lökós’ meeting in post World War II Europe. Like many WWII stories, theirs is one of adventure and hardship as they fight to survive the devastation of Europe and work toward their dream of emigration to the United States. The journey takes them through concentration and refugee camps in Italy, to Syria then Lebanon, where Lökós was a significant figure in Lebanon’s new recognition of modern art.
Lökós enjoyed almost success in New York City’s art world, following the couple’s eventual immigration. His popularity as an abstract artist both in New York and in his winter home of Puerto Vallarta beyond his death in 1994 and was bolstered by his skill as an art teacher. The Lökós’ founded the Studio School and Gallery in Woodstock in 1958.
Inge Lökós wrote Still Life with Violin with Santa Fe, New Mexico writer, Martie LaCasse. The two did much of the work in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where the Inge and Stefan Lökós spent winters, beginning in 1967.
LaCasse says of the experience, “I loved hearing the details Inge brought up daily from her vivid memory of five decades with Stefan. Their passion for art, both visual and musical, carried them through difficulties that would stymie many of us today. It was a privilege to help Inge bring that story to the printed page. It’s a romantic story that would entertain anyone with an interest in history, art, music.”
The striking front cover of the book was designed by Woodstock resident, Laszlo Lökós, son of Inge and Stefan.
Still Life with Violin
Ingeborg Lökós & Martie LaCasse
ISBN print ed. 0977105407
192 pgs., paperback