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"The Crypt Artist" by Deborah O'Toole


"The Crypt Artist" by Deborah O'Toole. Click on image to view larger size in a new window.A near-starving artist finds himself inspired by a group of long-dead classic painters in a rundown loft in SoHo, New York.

Struggling artist Luca Wolfe lives in a decrepit warehouse loft in SoHo, New York. Barely eking out a living from sales of his work, one night he begins to paint but gets too drunk to continue. When he awakens, he finds his painting complete but it is unlike the creation he began the night before. Frequent visits from the ghost of Malachy O'Leary - an Irish poet from the far distant past - convinces Luca he is on the verge of losing his mind. However, a budding romance with another troubled resident of the building - criminal psychiatrist Izzy Richards - gives Luca the inspiration to delve deeper into his spurt of remarkable creativity like never before.

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"The Crypt Artist" Information


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  • Artistic Creative Advisor: Tracy Jon Powell.

  • "Malachy" Scene Advisor: Brendan Gallagher.

  • Book cover design: "The Crypt Artist" cover designed by Deborah O'Toole (all sizes & related logos).

  • Book Cover Photo: Jeanne Hébuterne (1898–1920). Image source (Galerie André Roussard, Montmartre); date of image is unknown. The image is in the public domain in the United States of America, which applies to U.S. works where copyright has expired because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1923.