Gino, the Countess & Chagall
A tale of war and peace, love and hate, great artistic triumph and profound personal tragedy, set in the glittering art capitals of Florence, Italy and Paris, France.
What they’re saying about Gino, the Countess & Chagall:
"Lamensdorf presents a glowing tribute to the world of art through the life of a talented and charming painter who personifies a zest for life." — Booklist (American Library Association)
"...a rollicking...travelogue and art history saga...voluptuous... lusty...light-hearted..." — Publishers Weekly
“The adventures of Gino, the lusty Italian peasant whose artistic gifts make him the toast of Paris, is a tour de force. I read [it] in one delightful gulp.” — Fran Halpern, author and host, Connections, National Public Radio
“A master storyteller, Len Lamensdorf captures the life of Gino—world class artist and lover. A cornucopia of brilliantly depicted characters within a driving plot that mirrors today’s society.”— Fred Wolf, Academy Award winning filmmaker
“A great traveling companion! Romance, adventure, secrets of the international art world, with more beautiful and informative descriptions of Florence and Paris than any guidebook.”— Gaile Baratto, President, Baratto Internati
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In The Blood
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