About the Book
This book is beautifully illustrated with drawings of Indian Art by the author. The text gives the reader a good understanding of the symbols and iconography of Hindu Art, which can be very confusing at times.
About the Author
Daughter of the celebrated Hungarian painter, Lajos
Deák-Ébner, Ilona Deák-Ébner Ellinger was born in
Budapest in 1913. She received her Master's degree
at the Royal Hungarian Art College in 1936. From
1936 to 1938 she studied at the Royal Swedish Art
College in Stockholm. She came to the U. S. In 1942
and studied at the Corcoran School of Art in
Washington, D.C. (1942-43). She received her Ph.D.
in Archeology from Johns Hopkins University in 1946.
From 1943 until 1974 Dr. Ellinger was the Chairman of the Art Department of Trinity College in Washington D.C.. She spent a school-year as a Fulbright Professor in 1963 - 1964 in Lahore, Pakistan at which time she developed a keen interest in Hindu mythology and art after visiting India. From 1974 until 1985 she was a professor, and now professor emeritus at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
She published several papers on oriental art, and exhibited paintings and graphics on shows in Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Woods Hole, Stockholm, Gothenburg, and elsewhere. Her extensive travels took her through Europe, the Near East, and many East Asian countries. Dr. Ellinger lives in Stony Brook, NY.