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Denise B. Dailey

Riko: Seductions of an Artist

A biography of a Czech artist educated in the 1920s and `30s in the most artistically revolutionary capitals of the world: Vienna, Berlin, Prague, Paris, who gets caught in the Nazi dragnet through his marriage to a Czech Jew. The story follows their double exiles, first to war-time England, and then to the United States, where they delight and despair over re-establishing Riko as a first-class artist in the radically evolving cultural decades from the `50s to the `80s.