Lois Lazarus
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Lois Lazarus, 88, painter, author and teacher, passed away in Manhattan on July 18 after a long illness. Born in Brooklyn, she suffered from tuberculosis and hearing loss as a child, but found solace in art. She received a B.A. in architecture and fine arts from Cooper Union. In the 1950s she moved to Los Angeles, joining a group of artists who exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Exodus Gallery in St. Louis, the Dilexi Gallery in San Francisco and in Calabasas. She held a solo show in the foyer of the Coronet Louvre Theater in L.A. and showed at other venues, including in New York. In the 1960s she moved to Florida, studying art history and education at the University of Miami while raising her son. Back in New York she received an M.A. in art history from Hofstra, writing children's books about country music and colonial arts and crafts. Later she worked as a music publicist and taught subjects ranging from marketing to drawing at schools and colleges in New York, including Pratt Institute. She is survived by her son, Scott, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. For information about a memorial tribute contact mccart731@aol.com.

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Published in Daily News on Jul. 26, 2020.
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July 28, 2020
I lived 2 doors away from her in apt 2G for nearly 50 years in New York. As a child and as an adult she was nothing but kind and giving to me. Rest in peace Lois.
Christopher Reid
Neighbor
July 27, 2020
RIP Lois. Your creativity, sparkling personality and humor will be missed!
Lili
Neighbor
July 25, 2020
Lois was such a dynamic, brilliant artist. She was a bright light who was extremely charismatic.
I remember when Chuck and I went up to her apartment and saw her many works of art there as well as her beloved dog Dorothy. She loved her dog so. You could see her vivaciousness in her drawings and paintings. She had a way with her that definitely caught your attention.
I may not have seen her in years, but I remember her just like it was yesterday. Rest In Peace sweet Lois. You were a bright beam that shined rays of light on everything that you touched.
Karen Adler Miletsky
Coworker
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