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Akrithakis Alexis

Alexis Akrithakis was born in Athens, in 1939.

He decided to become a painter in 1965, the year that the motif of the small arrow, which was to become a trademark of his work, first appeared in a drawing. In Paris he attended the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. In 1967, having been invited by the European Centre to exhibit in Germany, and having won a DAAD scholarship, Akrithakis went to Berlin, the city where he lived until his return to Athens in 1984. In the early 1990s his health gradually declined until his death in 1994.

He developed his own style, which only indirectly reflected movements parallel to his art (American Pop Art, French New Realism, and German Capitalistic Realism).

Akrithakis wrote: "Art is every man's right to be different. Art is a distillation of life, not a substitute for it." / "Art is I. Art is I with my child. Art is what I do and what I experience." These words confirm what Alexandra Koroxenidis said about him, that Akrithakis was an artist who saw life through art and art through life [p.23].

Akrithakis subversive spirit is expressed in a text of his dating from 1986: "An artist must be on his own, completely alone, in order to carry on creating history. I cannot understand what goes on around me, and I don't know what's happening. Still, I want to overthrow everything - all there is."


Alektoridis Nikolaos

Nicholas Alektoridis (1874 - July 12, 1909) was a Greek painter from Caesarea in Cappadocia.

Alektoridis served as a landscape artist painting in the style of the School of Monachou. Born in Caesarea as mentioned on the lists of the Great School of the Nation. In 1903 he opened a laboratory in Athens together with the Vaseilio Hadji  and later founded the Society of Artists. Among other students had reached Pericles Vizantio and Bouzianis. A self-taught artist, he studied for a while next the Italian painter F. Zonaro in Istanbul. In 1893 he went to Athens and works as an icon artist.

He was a collaborator of the magazine "Art Gallery" and was a founding member and General Secretary of Greek Art Society in 1905. Alektoridis drowned while swimming in Vouliagmeni in Attica.

His subjects include portraits, compositions with mythological and religious content and genre painting, all influenced by academic trends.

Group exhibitions: Art Exhibition Istanbul (1902, 1903), Athens International Exhibition (1907, 1908, 1909), Greek Art Company Cairo (1909), International Maritime Exhibition in Bordeaux (1907) where he won a gold medal.

His works are at the University of Athens, the Averof, the Municipal Gallery of Athens, the Koutlidis collection and EPMAS.


Alexandre Sargsyan-Alex

He was born in the village of Haykashen, Armavir Region, Armenia. With in the period of 1972-1976 he studied in Yerevan Art College named after P. Terlernezyan. In 1980 his painting "Arpa-Sevan" was awarded a Silver Medal. In 1992 Alexandre was granted a diploma "Espace cultural Paul Richard". Throughout 1993 he participated in a number of exhibitions held in Nice, Bordo, Tour, Toire and others. For his work "Arlekin" Alex was awarded a medal and diploma, in Toire, France. In 1998 his painting "Marionettes" was granted a Grand Prix in France. In 2003 he was awarded his second Grand Prix at the European Exhibition held in Tour, France, at which he has been participating every year since 1996. In March 2005 at "Palmakes 2005 du Concours de Peinture" he was awarded a medal and diploma. The artist's paintings can be found in the collections of many countries in the world. Alexandre Sargsyan lives and works in Yerevan, Armenia.


Alexandrov Sergei

1956 Born in Moscow

1971 Attended the local art studio, Teacher: A. S. Kanushkin, member of the RSFSR Union of Artists;

1978— Studied at the Moscow Academic Art College, named after the memory of the year of 1905.

1981 Teacher: D. A. Vorontsov, Merited Artist of the RSFSR;

1981— studied at the Moscow Higher Industrial Art College (former "Stroganovskoye").

1987 Professor: A. Zaitsev;

1986 On— regular participant of All-Union Republican, Zonal, Moscow and youth exhibitions;

1987 All-Union exhibition "About native country", Moscow, Central Exhibition Hall (Manege);

1989 Republican exhibition "Landscape in the works of artists of Russia", Kuznetsky most, 11;

1990 Inter-republican exhibition "Memorials of Fatherland", Kiev Museum of Russian art, Kiev;

1991 Zonal exhibition of Moscow artists, Central Exhibition Hall (Manege);

1992 The 8th exhibition of artists of Russia, CEH (Manege);

1986— Participant of annual autumn-spring Moscow art shows, Kuznetsky most, 11;

1993

1994— Group shows of Moscow artists in art exhibition halls of Moscow;

1995

1990 One-man show in the House of Education;

1996 First International Exhibition-Fair "ART MANEGE-96", Art of the XX century,

Central Exhibition Hall (Manege);

1986— Creative jouney about the Russian North of the (Archangelsk region): Travels along the Onega,

1990 North Dvina and Mezen rivers; Work in the towns of Kargopol, Onega and in the villages of Kimzha,

Liadiny, Saunino, Oshevensk,Turchasovo, etc.;

1989 Joining the Youth Association of the RSFSR Artists' Union (painting section);

1990 Creative trip to the town of Borovsk;

1991 Joining the USSR Artists' Union (painting section);

1991 "Best works of the year", RSFSR Art Fund; Diploma for the cycle of works "Seasons of the year";

Articles in the "Moscow Artist" news-paper;

1991— Creative trips to the Gold Ring towns: Pereyaslavl-Zalesski (the Kardovski Academic Dacha),

1996 Rostov the Great, Suzdal;

1994— Creative trips to the Crimea: Gurzuf (the Korovin creative dacha),

1996 Cimeiz, Alupka, Sevastopol, Bakchisarai, Chersonese, etc.

His works are kept in private collections of Russia, France, USA, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Belgium, Japan, Switzerland, Holland, etc.


Allahverdiyev Murad

He born in Bakü 28/05/1960

1975/1979 Azerbaijan Stade Art school after A .Azimzade ,department Painting

1979/1988 Lvov Institude of Decorative and Applied Arts.department Glass art (Ukraine)

1989 Azerbaycan State University of Culture and Arts,tutor

1990 Member of Azerbaijan Artist Union.

2004 Azerbaijan Academy of Arts, assistant of professor

2005 Doctor of Philosophy in fine Arts of Suffield University.(USA)

2007 He still continue his Academic carrier at Cyprus as Professor assistant.

His known exebitions

1986/1988 Ukrayna,1988 Polonya

1997/Germany Ukrayn

1997 Switzerland/Stockholm

2004 Frans with special reword

2004 Astria/Viyana

and many more exebitions at Azerbaijan


Altamouras Ioannis

(b Florence, 1852; d Spetses, 1878). Greek painter. In early life he studied in Athens under Nikiforos Lytras and subsequently in Copenhagen (1873–6) with Carl Frederik Soerensen. He travelled in Scandinavia and spent the last two years of his life on the Greek island of Spetses, where he pasted away of consumption. He produced marine scenes almost exclusively, mostly small-scale, which show the influence of 17th-century Dutch seascapes and French plein-air painting. Nevertheless he developed a style of his own, frequently discarding academicism in favour of Impressionism, and created atmosphere by the predominant use of blues, greens, yellows and greys. Most of his works are in Athens (e.g. Sailing Ship at Spetses, 1877; Athens, N.G.).


Angelides Paschalis

Born in Alexandroupolis in 1955 he studied painting and decoration in Paris from 1973 to 1977. He creates a special theme and projects consist of still life objects, male and female figures with archaic appearance and fragments thereby creating an atmosphere of mystical historical memories of antiquity with strong character.

He has presented his work in solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad from 1984 until today.

His works are in private collections.


Andreadis Antonis

He was born in Saint George in Thasos, in 1948 and pasted away in 2007. He studied at the Philosophical School at the University of Ioannina and also studied painting by himself (1974-1977). His themes, portraying and erotic, are framed with an impressionistic touch whilst he is simultaneously showing a deductive tendency, being influenced by the great Greek impressionist, Spyros Daglaridis, whom he had studied with.


Antonellos Kostas

Antonellos was born in Cephalonia in 1934 and moved to Athens in the same year.

Primary School - St. Eleftherios, Areos.

Gymnasium - Lyceum - Ambelokipi.

Studied art under T. Drosos and C.Christides, two artists with enormous intellectual and artistic merit, both disciples of the Munich School.

He learnt to paint in the traditional way, with brush and canvas and he says he will always stay with this. The light and colour of Greece and Cyprus and their disappearing world, are important sources of his inspiration. In 1958 he attempted to enter the Athens School of Fine Arts under Moralis, but for health reasons he went to Sweden instead. On returning to Athens he had some exhibitions and then left for Johannesburg, South Africa. There he studied at the Art School but left without graduating. After many exhibitions in S. Africa and Rhodesia he returned to Greece where he continued to exhibit his work.


Apostolatou Eva

Born in Athens in 1976. Studied drawing and painting at N. Stefos workshop 1993-1995. She studied at the School of Fine Arts, Painting in the workshop of Psychopaidis C. and BOTSOGLOU Ch. and scenography Stou Ziakas C. 1995-2000.


Apostolides Takis

He was born in Limassol in 1909 and pasted away in 1985. He attended his first painting lessons in the Evening School, from the Art Professor Giorgo Fasoulioti. In 1930, after four years of continuous studies, he received his degree ‘Market Talents’ from the ABC London with distinctions. The artist was traveling continuously and making research in European museums and galleries. He went as a student in Hartoum, in the atelier of the Italian painter Pertsi. He worked as a drawing teacher in ‘Costas Liasides’ college and in old newspapers. He was interested in the theatre, drawing, scene-painting, music and theater of shadows.


Asproftas Antreas

He was born in Tripimeni in 1919 and pasted away in Nicosia in 2004. He studied at the Medical school of Athens, got a degree from the National Music School of Athens and studied Fine Art in Peroutzia’s Academy. He loved painting the Cypriot scenery and sometimes used some human forms in it, in a mood of an artistic era that Tilemahos Kanthos has established.


Athinaios Stratis

He was born in Mitilini in 1953 and has been dealing with drawing systematically since 1970. He was also interested in engraving. His painting can be distributed in two circles, that of landscape painting where he usually takes his inspiration from Mitilini and another one that focuses on animals and human forms. His subjects, with an expressionistic mood are sometimes violent and brutal and point out symbolisms of internal conflict and controversial tendencies. His artwork often demonstrates groups of humans and animals, mostly horses.

Charalambides Andreas

He was born in Paphos in 1939. He studied painting in Athens and at the University of Reading in England. In the 60’s, after a short period of graphic painting with vivid characteristics he started abstract painting. His subjects are taken from Archaic, Byzantine and Folk models, they are woman-centered and are formulated in a special way with warm colors in a poetic mood. He has exhibited his work in Cyprus and abroad (Greece, England, U.S.A., Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, France, India).


Christofi Erymanthos

Erymanthos Christofi was born in1954 in Famagusta. He began painting in the second grade of elementary school and has been painting professionally since 1980. He is completely devoted to his work and his field of investigation is inspired by life itself. His topics are diverse, and he deals with the spiritual reality, love, death, life, nature, expressed by the combination of ancient Greek element.


Chonias Tasos

Tasos Chonias born in 1974 in Athens.

He has taken part in important group exhibitions, and recently held his first solo exhibition at the Art Gallery "Angathi". His works are in many private collections in Greece and abroad.

His work focuses in creating interior rooms that skilfully create the illusion of a space that belongs to a different kind of third dimension. H explores light and how it shapes the texture of the materials, converses with the shades and in this process he exposes the poetic quest of the creative process of an art piece.


Corbidge John

He was born in Sheffield of England in 1935. He studied at Sheffield College of Art and at the Slade School of London University. He spent many years in Italy. In 1959 he visited Cyprus for the first time and pasted away in 2003. He exhibited his work in Italy, France, Israel, Greece, Lebanon and Germany getting propitious comments. His work is characterized by a wealth of colors and a combination of forms that focuses mainly on ancient Greek and Byzantine elements which renders in a personal contemporary style.

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Daryush Zahedi

Born in 1960 in Shahrud, Daryush Zahedi began his painting lessons at the age of 12. He graduated in petrochemical engineering, and has served for five years in the Iranian National Petrochemical Company. Zahedi has embarked on professional painting since 1994. During these years he has studied under Rahim Navasi, Abdol-Hossein Mohseni Kermanshahi, and Parviz Garmrudi. He has exhibited in more than 10 one-man and group exhibitions.


Daskalakis Stefanos

Born in Athens, Greece in 1952. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts and continued his studies at Lyon and Paris. Later he attended as a guest the Workshop of Leonardo Cremonini at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris. He has exhibited in Athens, Paris, Milan and Geneva.


Demetrios Galanis

Demetrios Galanis was born in Athens in 1879 and pasted away in 1966. He took his first lessons from Nikiforos Lytras in the School of Art. In 1899 he moved to Paris and studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts from 1900-1902. In 1930 he founded his own engraving school in Paris, while in 1945 he was elected professor of engraving in the Paris Fine Art School and member of the French Academy.


Demetriou Aristotelis

He was born in Paphos in 1962. He studied at the Fine Art School of Athens in the ateliers of Tetsis and Mytaras. He has had much participation in group and solo exhibitions.


Diadou Irini

She was born in Rostock, Germany in 1963. She studied at the Fine Art School in Athens (1982-1988) under D. Mytaras and N. Kessanli. She continued her studies at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin (1989-1990), with a DAAD scholarship. She primarily used acrylics in her works along with oils and mixed media to develops an investigative dialect with the fundamentals on expressionism, where the dynamics of colour and shape play the main roles in her large canvases.


Dimitriades Spyros

He was born in Limassol in1950. He studied History of Art and Theatre in the University of Prague (1969-1971). He was specialized in Graphic Arts in movies and television at the Applied Arts Fine School in Prague (1971-1977). In 1977 he was awarded with the title of ‘Academic Drawer’.


Dimitropoulos Nikos

He was born in Thessaloniki in 1933 and pasted away in 2000. He was a graduate of the Greek Military School. Due to his great passion in painting after some years he abandoned his military career and went to Brazil, where in 1960 he entered the Sao-Paulo Fine Art School. There, he met with the internationally famous painter Mpoti Thalassino and continued working with him. His style is classic, naturalistic with some elements of impressionism. His work illustrates still life, starry skies, landscapes etc. The material he uses is oil on canvas. He has been a founding member of the Professional Drawers of North Greece Association and a member of the Administration of the association. He has done many exhibitions in Greece and abroad. His work can be found in Municipalities, Art galleries, Embassies, Consulates and private collections in Greece and abroad.


Dionisopoulos Pavlos (b. 1930)

Pavlos was born at Filiatra (Peloponnise) in 1930. In 1947 he moves to Athens and in 1949 he enters the School of Fine Arts of Athens from which he graduates in 1953. In 1954, thanks to a scholarship from the French state, Pavlos goes to Paris and spends his time drawing at the Academie Grande Chaumière while, at the same time, he visits many museums and galleries in Paris and Europe.

He returns to Athens in 1955 and works in the fields of theatre and advertising. In 1958 he wins a scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece for a three-year stay in Paris. It is at this time that he gets acquainted with the New Realists set up by Pierre Restany and he also gets to know Giacometti, Calder, César, Dubuffet and others.

He gives up painting and starts cutting up magazines and posters creating works with fine machine cut strips of paper (affiches massicotés). He exhibits his first work in 1963 at the Salon des Realités Nouvelles where Pierre Restany noted the neo-realistic character of his works.


Doriti Maria

Doriti Maria was born in Nicosia in 1946. She studied Journalism in Athens, Art and English Literature in England. She is the first woman –sculptor in Cyprus after the Turkish invasion in 1974. Se participated in many exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad (Athens, Lebanon, Europe) and took part in many other international biennales representing Greece. Her work can be found in Cyprus, in the National Art gallery, the House of President, the Greek Embassy and in all Europe and Lebanon.


Doukas Hector

Hector Doukas (Smyrna, 1885 - Athens, 1969) was a distinguished Greek painter, who formed a unique style among the academic painting, impressionism and expressionism. Hector Dukas originally studied painting at the Munich Academy under Ludwig von Loft (German, Ludwig von Löfftz), and then at the Academy Julien (gall., Académie Julian) in Paris. In 1907 he moved to Munich, where in 1913 he was awarded an honorary distinction. While he was still in Munich, he began to exhibit his works in Greece, where he eventually returned. In addition to individual exhibitions, he also participated in major group exhibitions like the Venice Biennale in 1934 and Panhellenic Reports 1948, 1952, 1963 and 1967.

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Economou Kostas

Kostas Economou was born in Athens in 1961.

From 1981 to 1986 he studied painting at the School of Fine Arts, taught by D. Mytaras, P. Tetsis N. Kessanlis.

In 1987 he won the first prize in National Exhibition of Young Artists Foundation Arts & Letters Tranouli.

In 2003 part 2 of original works in creating the Collector's Edition album of Vodafone, «1993-2003».

He has participated in various group exhibitions that are organized by A.S.KT.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Cultural Center TIME

Gallery OLGA Georgantas

2000 Gallery Agathi

Zante 2001 Gallery MARIA PLATANIA
2003 Agathi Gallery

2005 Gallery Agathi


Economou Lefteris

He was born in Frenaros in 1930 and pasted away in Nicosia in 2007. He studied at St. Martin’s School of Art (1949-1950) and Sir John Cass College (1950-1954) in London. He was trained at Goldsmith School of Art London University (1954-1955). He drew the urban and rural scenery and persons of Cyprus with a color peculiarity that seems like mosaic. He was awarded with many distinctions and with the ‘Art Award’ from the Democracy of Cyprus.


Efesopoulos Andreas

He was born in Limassol in 1944. He studied Art at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London (1961-1965) and Instructive Art in Hornsey College of Art (1965-1966).


Eliopoulos George

George Eliopoulos was born in Athens in 1947.

He studied painting under P. Sarafianos, and and at the Vakalo school under P. Tetsis


Erotokritou Anni

Anni Erotokritou was born in Limassol in 1962 where she currently lives and works.


Erotokritos Giorgos

Giorgos Erotokritos was born in Lambousa, near Kyrenia in 1948. While working in Athens he studied restoration and wood carving. He now lives and works in Limassol.

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Fassianos Alekos

Alekos Fassianos was born in Athens in 1935. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts under Professor Moralis (1956 - 1960). A French government scholarship enabled him to study lithography in Paris (1960 - 1963). His work has been widely exhibited in Greece and abroad. He has also produced sets and costume designs for the theatre, as well as illustrations for various books and publications. Fassianos lives and works in Athens and Paris.


Ferekidis Nikolaos

Nikolaos Ferekidis was born in Nevsehir in 1862. He studied painting at the School of Fine Arts of Athens from 1888 to 1892. In 1893 he went to Munich where he continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts. After the completion of his studies he worked in Munich. In 1909 returned to Greece. From 1919 to 1922 he lived in Thessaloniki. He died in Athens in 1929.

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Gaitis Yannis

Famous for his anonymous men depicting the uniformity and sterility of mass living, was born in Athens in 1923 and has had a studio in Paris for the last 26 years of his life. His work was introduced in the United States in 1964 at the Carnegie International Exhibition in Pittsburgh. Since then, his blank-faced, look-alike figures have stood at attention in exhibitions both in America and abroad, including the Tel Aviv Museum, Israel; Salon de Mai, Paris; Biennale, Sao Paulo; Muzej Savremene Umetnosti, Belgrade; Musée d’Art Moderne de Skopie, Yugoslavia; Des Centre Cultural des Beaux Arts, Fernand, France and Municipalité de Nikea, Athens.


Georganta Katerina

She was born in Kyfisia in 1944. She studied painting at the Fine Art School of Athens in Moralis’ atelier and scene-painting at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Since 1977 , when ‘THOLOS’ represented her in her first personal exhibition , until today, Katerina Georganta, has contributed in more than thirty-five, group and solo exhibitions, in Greece and abroad as well as wall-painting that decorates large public and private rooms. Her artwork can be found in numerous collections in Greece, Nicosia, Paris, California, Miami, Chicago and Frankfurt.


Georgiadis Savvas

He was born in Limassol in 1975; He studied at the Fine Art School of Athens having as a teacher Dimitris Mytaras where he graduated with distinctions. During his studies (1995-2000) he had been a scholar of the Foundation of Government Scholarships. During the period 2006-2007, he worked for the great movie ‘EL GRECO’ of Yianni Smaragdi concerning the painting of scenes.


Georgiou Apostolos

Apostolos was born in Thessaloniki in 1952. Between 1971-73 he studied architecture at Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna and then painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence (1973-75) where he graduated. He lived in Italy (Milan and Venice) until 1980 when returned permanently in Greece, where he lives and works today between Athens and Skopelos. He has held many solo exhibitions in prominent galleries in Greece and the Europe.


Georgiou Kostis

He was born in Thessaloniki in 1956. He lives and works in Athens. He studied painting and sculpturing at the Fine Art School of Athens (1982-1986) and continued his studies in the Royal College of Fine Arts in London. He was an art and scene-painting professor in the school of theatre and movies of L.Stavrakou (1988-1990) and a scene-painter in the theatre and in the Greek television ERT (1982-88).


Geralis Loukas

He was born in Mitilini in 1875 and pasted away in Athens in 1958. He started his studies in Smirni and continued in Athens at the School of Fine Art. His painting reflected the academic pattern of his teachers. His subjects were mainly ethographic and illustrate landscapes with a realistic and impressionistic approach.


Giallinas Angelos

Angelos Giallinas was born in Corfu in 1857. While he was student at the Kapodistrian School, he took painting lessons from Haralambos Pachys between 1872 and 1875. He continued his studies in Venice, Naples and Rome from 1875 to 1878.He returned to Corfu where he painted views of the island in watercolours. He pasted away in 1939.


Giesen Martin

Born 1945 and schooled in Germany, Martin Giesen studied art history at Heidelberg University. After working for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and completing a PhD, Giesen entered into a career of university teaching. He has taught in Lebanon (AUB 1973-85), Saudi Arabia, Canada, and most recently in the UAE where he was founding dean of the School of Architecture & Design at the American University of Sharjah. For some 30 years, Giesen has produced and exhibited watercolor paintings documenting the impact of development on the human environment. His work has been shown in solo exhibits in Lebanon, Germany, Canada and the UAE. David Tannous of Art in America has called Giesen a “contemporary Orientalist.” John Munro and Samir Sayegh authored monographs, published in 1984 and 1995, on Giesen’s Lebanese watercolors.


Gounaropoulos Giorgos (1889 - 1977)

He was born outside Greece, in Sozopoli Bulgaria. He came to Greece at the age of sixteen and after his studies goes to Paris, where later is going to return regularly, as his work is recognized late in Greece. After his first ventures in the direction of impressionism, he finally develops his own artistic style where the chromatic atmosphere functions as a mere suggestion and the figures (usually women) as symbols. In his works Portrait of Cybele, Archaic Figures, and Synthesis the artist bases his work on a timeless atmosphere which is created by the soft colors, to achieve the desired sublime quality in the female forms he portrays. he avoids exactness of details and in this general atmosphere tries to portray values of timelessness through his forms.

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Hughes Glyn

He was born in Wales in 1931. He Studied at Bretton Hall in Yorkshire. In 1956 he came to Cyprus to teach where in 1960, founded the first gallery in Cyprus, the Apophasis Gallery, with Christoforos Savva. In 1971 he created Synergy, which was a combination of conceptual and environmental art event, held annually until 1974. His art is characterized by expressionistic tendencies. He has also been involved with art appreciation.


Hadjigeorgiou Nitsa

She was born in Famagusta in 1950. Studied painting at the Higher School of Fine Art in Athens (1969-1974), in the atelier of Yiannis Moralis on a scholarship from the Foundation of State Scholarships. She also studied the art of portable icons and fresco painting in the workshop of Xinopoulos (institute of the Higher School of Fine Arts), and attended ceramic and engraving classes. Since 1950 has been working in Secondary Schools as an art teacher.


Hadjikyriakos-Ghika Nikos

Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika was born in Athens on 26 February 1906. From early youth he showed a serious inclination towards drawing and, while still at school, he took painting lessons from Constantinos Parthenis. In 1922 he went to Paris, taking lessons in painting and drawing from R. Bissière and D. Galanis at the Académie Ranson, while studying French literature and Aesthetics at the Sorbonne. He first exhibited his work in Paris in 1923, at the Salon des Tuileries and the Salon des Surindépendants, and afterwards contributed to many group exhibitions. His first one-man exhibition took place at the Galerie Percier in Paris in 1927. His first exhibition in Athens, held at the Strategopoulos Gallery in 1928, was shared with sculptor Michael Tombros. In 1934, already a respected artist, he decided to leave Paris in order to settle in Athens. Between 1935 and 1937 he edited the periodical "To Trito Mati" ("The Third Eye") together with architect Pikionis, the poet Papatzonis and the director Karantinos. In 1937 he restored the ancestral home of the Ghikas family in Hydra, where he painted the first works in which he expressed his artistic style decisively, combining the elements of Cubism with the nature, light and architecture of Greece. He was appointed Professor of Drawing at the National Technical University of Athens School of Architecture in 1941, and continued to teach there until 1958. In 1972 he was elected a regular member of the Academy of Athens and in 1986 an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London. He was also granted honorary doctorates by the School of Architecture at the University of Thessaloniki in 1982 and by the University of Athens School of Philosophy in 1991. More than fifty exhibitions of Hadjikyriakos-Ghika’s works were held over the years in Athens, Paris, London, Geneva, Berlin and New York. Examples of his work are to be found in many private collections in Greece, Western Europe and the USA, as well as in the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Tate Gallery in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery in Athens, and many other museums. Apart from painting, drawing and sculpture, Hadjikyriakos-Ghika was also involved in designing stage sets and costumes for theatrical works such as Aristophanes’ "Clouds" (National Theatre of Greece, 1951; Comédie Française, 1952) and Gide’s ballet "Persephone", with music by Stravinsky (Covent Garden, 1961). He also illustrated a number of books, including N. Kazantzakis’ "Odyssey", Longos’ "Daphne and Chloe" and C.P. Cavafy’s "Poems". His writings include several books, studies and articles on architecture and aesthetics, as well as treatises on Greek art. Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas pasted away on 3 September 1994.


Hadjisoteriou Fotos

He was born in Famagusta in 1919 and pasted away in Ayia Napa in 2004. He studied painting on his own while he was studying Law in the University of Beirut (1937-1939). His painting is characterized by folk-like elements, simplicity and accentuation in graphic details. The outlines are formulated with clarity and the colours are intense and in harmony.


Hadjisoteriou Xanthos

He was born in Famagusta in 1920 and pasted away in Limassol in 2003. He studied Business at the American University of Beirut and later painting and decoration in London: originally in the Central School of Arts & Crafts and later at the Bryan Show School of Αrt. His work is centralized by the Cypriot woman stressing her curves up to the point of manierism creating artworks with a great harmonious balance. He was also occupied with the architecture of interior space and decoration, establishing his own unique style in absolute accordance with his painting rendering.

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Jacovides George (Ioakovides Giorgos)

He was born in 1852 in Hidira in Lesvos and pasted away in 1932. From his early years he demonstrated an interest in art. In 1868 he followed his uncle in Menemeni for two years and in 1870 with a prompt and financial help of Michael Hatzilouka, a trader who was working with his uncle, he decided to study sculpture in Athens. In 1870, he registered in the Art School of Athens (which later became Fine Art School). His teachers in Athens were the artist Nikiforos Lytras and the sculptor Leonidas Drosis.He graduated the Art School with distinctions in March 1877, while he had already started to stand out due to his talent in drawing but he continued working in the same city for the following seventeen years. He was awarded with a ‘Gold Medal’ in Athens 1888, a special prize in Paris 1889, ‘honor prize’ in Vremi in 1890, Monaco 1893, the ‘Oikonomion’ prize in Tergesti in 1895, Barcelona in 1898 and the gold medal in Paris in 1900. In 1889 his wife Agla died. This event marked his life and it is argued that since then he stopped drawing happy children subjects. After his teacher, Nikiforos Lytra, pasted away he volunteered for the position of oil-painting professor in the School of Fine Arts. For his offer he was awarded with the ‘Gold Cross of Knights’ During that period, Jacovides, as the dearest portrayer of the Royal family (he had been a personal friend of the art-lover, prince Nicolas) and of the Athenian high society, had already been one of the few, wealthy Greek drawers. In 1930, he left the Fine Art School with the title of ‘Director of honor’.


Jepras Zenon (Tsiepras Zinon)

Born in Kardiff 1969. He studied fine arts at the School of Fine Arts in Glasgow. His work deals primarily with the narrative painting with influences from Greek mythology. The canvas for the artist works as a theater or as a cleverly setting in which the use of primary colors and strong brush strokes dominates. He presented his work in solo exhibitions in Nicosia, London, Finland and Greece.

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Kalatzis Nikos

Nikos Kalatzis born in July 1962 in Piraeus and lived the early childhood years in Perama.

The painting employs him from the first school years and last classes of the school is now dealing systematically with the case. So in 1979 at age 17 he gets the second National Prize in Painting, which had launched the Navy General Staff (Hellenic Navy General Staff) and was awarded timitiko medal. After finishing high school in 1980 attending free and linear design in Athens by Prof. Varlas. To 1981 involved with two projects in "KIFISSIA."

In March of 1982 made the first solo exhibition in the Hall of Piraeus.

Between 1982 - 1984 takes part in two group exhibitions under the auspices of the Municipality of Perama and the July 1985 report EIKASTIKON ARTS Artists of Piraeus, in Piraeus. While all the while attending free workshops in painting and later an apprentice in the laboratory of Nick Pitch. In 1986 he became a member of the Association of Visual Artists of Greece (S.E.K.X.L. - APELLIS)

At the end of that year presents the second solo exhibition at Gallery SCALE at Heraklion, Crete.

In May 1987, presents his third solo exhibition at Gallery
foundation in Limassol.

The technique that follows the works of the artist is classical and issues mostly are taken from persons and things of everyday life.


Kalogeropoulos Nikolaos

Nikolaos Kalogeropoulos (1889 - 1957) studied theology in Rizareio Academy and painting in Munich Academy. He was director and professor of Athens School of Fine Arts, deputy manager of Byzantine Museum and National Art gallery and Professional Academy of Piraeus.


Kaniaris Vlasis

Born in Athens in 1928, Vlassis Kaniaris studied at the Athens Fine Arts School between 1950 and 1955 under Umvertos Argyros, Yannis Pappas and Yannis Moralis. Shortly after the completion of his studies, he moved to Rome, where he worked until 1960, before moving on to Paris, where he stayed until 1967.

In 1975 he was appointed painting professor at the Greek Polytechnic’s School of Architecture and a year later moved permanently to Greece.

He showed his work at the Venice Biennale in 1964 and 1988 and at the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris in 1992. In 1999, the National Gallery held a retrospective exhibition of his work. Along with the late Nikos Kessanlis, Kaniaris was among the few Greek artists who managed to transcend the cul-de-sac of the quest for Greekness by adopting an international language. For his contribution to the art world he was bestowed last year with the Great Award of the Greek Art Critics’ Union.

Kaniaris pasted away on March 5 2011.


Karas Christos

Christos Karas was born in Trikala, Thessaly, in 1930, and studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1951-55) and as a scholarship student in Paris (1955-58). Through a covert geometry of precarious balances and contrasts brought into harmony, using elements of figurative expressionism and abstraction, symbolic surrealism and pop art, Karas offers an oblique commentary on social issues while preserving the light-hearted, elegiac quality of his work.


Katsipanos Theofilos

Born in 1975 in Agrinio, Greece. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts under professor R. Papaspyrou and graduated with distinction in 2001. He participated in 1999 in the Erasmus educational program and spent six months in Spain. He lives and works in Athens.


Karayan Andreas

Andreas Karayan was born 1943 in Nicosia. He studied Medicine at the University of Athens, fine arts at Central and Campbell Schools of Art (London), and etching at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Stuttgart. He also attended the Art Teachers' Training course, London 1976-1977. He is a figurative artist and depicts scenes of every day life with particular reference to the eroticism and the alienation of the male form. He uses the technique of engraving in a unique way. He has shown his work in solo exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad: Greece, Germany, Egypt, the Biennale of Venice, 2001 (representing Cyprus), 2002 Galleria LIA RUMMA, Napoli, Italy, at the Biennale of Cairo, 2006 (representing Cyprus) and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (2007).


Kelogrigori Anna

Anna Kelogrigori was born in 1964 in Karavas, Kyrenia District. She studied at the School of Fine Arts in Toulon, France. She has presented her works that depict the occupied land of Northen Cyprus, in galleries in Cyprus and abroad. Articles in newspaper have commented on her works; "... nature is the driving force which expressed in a dynamic way on the canvas. Alternating light and dark color and composing form, gushing the element of our greek history with passion and imagination. "


Konstantinou Dimitris

He was born in Alexandria in 1924. He studied at Don Bosko School in Alexandria. He exhibited his work in Cyprus and abroad, Italy, Egypt, Iraq and Greece.


Kornilios (Papadimosthenis)

Kornilios Papadimosthenis was born in Athens in 1950. He studied architecture and fine arts in Florence and the art of mosaics in Ravenna (1972 - 1982). He continued his studies in Athens with teachers such as Constantinos Xynopoulos and Yiannis Kolefas. He has presented his work in many exhibitions in Greece and abroad. His works are in private collections in Greece and abroad.


Kotchev Giorgi

He was born in 1965 in Bulgaria. He studied Computer Science focusing on Graphics and Web Development at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, at the George Washington University. He also acquired a BA, MFA in Painting at the University of St. Cyril and a Methodius Veliko Tarnovo, in Bulgaria with a minor in Pedagogy of Visual Arts and Art History, in June 1993. Later on in June 1984 he obtained a degree on Decorative Arts from the School for Interior Design, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He has also been awarded in 2007 at the Annual Juried Exhibition organised by Fairfax County Council for the Arts, juried by Irene Hoffman, Director of Baltimore Contemporary Museum and in 2008, juried by Ragan Cole-Cunningham, Director of Exhibitions and Education at the Contemporary Art Centre of Virginia (CAC). He now lives and works in Washington D.C.


Kotsonis George

He was born in Palaechori in 1940. He studied drawing at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London (1958) and at the Fine Art Academy of Beijing (1960-1963). He continued his studies at the School of Fine Art in Prague (1963-1967). In 1967 he received his diploma in painting and was awarded with the title of academic painter. He is a member of the European artistic group ‘Europe 24’. In 1993 he was honored with the award of artistic contribution ‘Tefkrou Anthia-Theodosi Pierides’.


Kolokitha Mary

She was born in Patra in 1976. She studied at the Fine Art School of Athens with the professor D. Mytaras, Z. Arvaniti and D. Koukos. She attended classes of stage-design with G. Ziaka and engraving classes with G. Milios and B. Kazakos. Her artwork can be found in private collections.


Koutrikas Yiannis

Koutrikas Yannis was born in Kalamata in 1954. He studied at the School of Fine Arts. His painting is centred on expressionistic mood.

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Ladomatos Andreas

He was born in Nicosia in 1940. He studied painting at the Camberwell School of Arts in London. He provided services in the Pancyprian Gymnasium, the Pedagogical Academy and in the Curriculum Development Unit for Secondary Schools. He has been a consultant of the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation on Arts. He has given numerous lectures on the History of Art and scene-painting for the Cypriot Theatrical Organization and for the Theatre of the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation. In 1982 he was honored with the State Illustration Award. He has demonstrated his work in solo exhibitions, participated in many group exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad and has taken part in international biennales in India, Sao Paolo, Uruguay, Belgrade and others.


Lavdas Apostolos

Born in Greece, Piraeus 1940. Studied Art at Ecole des Beaux-Arts (1962 - 1965) Brussels and Ecole des Beaux-Arts (1965 - 1966), Paris. He participated in many solo and group exhibitions.


Linardaki Zina

She was born in 1959 in Piraeus. In 1979 she attended painting lessons in Greece. In 1981 she went to Paris where she studied at the Fine Art School. She stayed in France for eight years. Her work can be found in the Voree museum, in the Kotopouli Museum in the Nautical Museum of Greece, in the Nautical Museum La Rochelle in France, in the Consulate in Washington (U.S.A.) and in the chamber of Piraeus, in the prefecture of Piraeus and in many private collections.

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Makariou Andreas

He was born in Paphos in 1955 and he is one of the most important Cypriot painters of the 80’s and 90’s. With his art, he established the Contemporary Cypriot Art and created different tendencies in the Cypriot Art. He leaded the team ‘KATHODOS’ with artwork, ecological intervenes and installations in archaeological places (Kings’ Tombs, Catacombs, St. George’s Caves, Akamas) in religious rooms and in nature. He called them OIKOTOPIA and Philosophical Tree. Makariou created parallel to the Italian move ‘RANSAVANTGARDIA’ from 1977 to 1998 and his series of artwork ‘Comedia dell Arte’ was presented and accredited in International exhibitions such as Art Expo New York, Art Expo La, Europ Art Geneva, Euro-Art Barcelona and in Cairo’s international biennale in Alexandria, Barcelona, Varsovia, Sofia, Florence, receiving extremely flattering comments, praises, distinctions and international awards. He also dealt with monumental art creating works in accordance to the architecture in monumental fresco, mosaic bas-relief and metallic sculptures in state buildings, museums, schools airports and hotels. Andreas Makariou studied with a state scholarship at the Sourikof Fine Art Academy in Moscow in 1975-1979 in the Painting Department Artamonof and Monumental Painting 1979-1982 in the Department of Monumental Art K.Toutevol. Andreas Makariou has been the Director of cultural Services of Paphos Municipality in 1987-1993. He is the Director of the Pegasus Art Foundation in Limassol since 2007. In 2009 he received the Silver Medal of Honor of the Historical Memory 55-59 committee for his epic monumental work ‘Hymn to Freedom’ that he created in 1996-2001 for the museum of War in Cyprus. His work can be found in museums, national collections and in numerous foundations in Cyprus, Greece, Europe and U.S.A.


Malamos Kostas

Kostas Malamos was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1913. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1932-1937) with Umbertos Argyros, Pavlos Mathiopoulos, and Costas Parthenis. He had his first one-man exhibition at Ioannina, Epirus in 1933. Other solo and group shows followed both in Greece and abroad. He has also painted frescos in churches and other public buildings. In 1972 he was awarded in Athens with the 2nd State Prize for Painting. In 1937 he opened an art preparatory school in Athens and in 1941 a school for painting at Ioannina, while in 1946 he was appointed art professor at the Athens College. From 1958 to 1963 he taught at the Vakalo School and in 1960 he founded the Neo-Hellenic Art Gallery at Ioannina. In 1994 he was awarded with Academy of Athens Award. Due to his personal style, he gives an expressionist character to his descriptive and realistic writing.

Kostas Malamos passed away on 21 March 2007 in Athens.


Matarangas Dionissis

Dionissis Mataragas born in Zakynthos in 1977. The dynamics of the appeal for art emerged from the youthful age through street art, the graffiti.

He studied graphic design, and in recent years engaged in sculpture, by adopting a unique style. It uses materials such as stone, wood and various metals. His works exhibit a strong dynamism, plasticity and color variation suggestive inspiration and artistic pursuits. He participated in both solo and group exhibitions by renowned artists. Since 2008, Dennis Mataragas works exclusively with the gallery Kapopoulos Fine arts.


Mavrogenis Giorgos

He was born in Limassol, in March in 1928. Mavrogeni’s painting covers a period of more than fifty years. It is a well founded painting with strong realistic background-as his subjects are so closely linked with the Cypriot Greeks and their destiny through the centuries, it would be difficult to be expressed with a different style. Mavrogeni’s sculpture is the other sight of his painting work. He works on stone or plaster and creates important figures of the Cypriot Greeks. Caricature has been what Mavrogenis systematically worked with, maybe because its connection with the current facts was more direct and the need for reaction more urgent. In Cyprus there is an absolute recognition of a caricaturist. Archbishop Makarios even though himself often being ‘an object’ of caricature, he deeply appreciated the Cypriot’s work and expressed this appreciation numerous times.


Mavroides George

Born in Piraeus/Greece of Cypriot parents, He spent his childhood years in Larnaca. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Athens. In 1946 he joined the diplomatic service from which he resigned in 1959 when he was appointed professor at the School of Fine Arts, a position he held until 1982. He is a self-taught artist who begun to pain systematically at the end of WW2, experimenting with various techniques, such as oils, tempera, watercolor and encaustic art. During his stay in Paris (1950-52) he was able to follow closely contemporary visual trends. He had numerous individual exhibitions in Athens, New York and elsewhere. He has represented Greece in the Biennale of Sao Paolo (honorable mention), Alexandria and Venice. He also applied himself to literature, publishing his own books. In 1995 he was honored by the Academy of Athens with a distinction in Fine Arts and other awards.


Mavros Charis

Born in Athens, Charis Mavros studied , in Paris architecture at the Architecture School of the University Paris 6 (1973-1979) and painting at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, with Claude Augereau (1978-1981). He had his first solo exhibition in Athens (1984), but had participated to group shows already since 1979. Other solo and group exhibitions followed in Greece and abroad. This specific work belongs to his neo-expressionist research. He lives and works in Athens.


Metaxas Christos

Christos Metaxas was born in Pretoria in Paphos in 1952. He graduated from Lanitio high school in Limassol. During his high school years developed a strong artistic activity by participating actively in many school activities and especially the arts (drama, set design and painting). He studied with a scholarship at the Medical Panepistinio Aristotle in Thessaloniki and majored in Medicine. During his studies he continued his artistic activity working alongside known painters and hagiographers of Thessaloniki, where he participated in several exhibitions with very good reviews. Since 1982 he’s been living in Cyprus, practicing his medical profession and also paints on a permanent basis. Favourite materials are water-colours and acrylic paints. He has had 11 solo exhibitions with great success and his works adorn many private collections in Greece and Cyprus.


Michaelides Dinos

Michaelides Dinos was born in Paphos in 1934, Cyprus and had discovered his gifted talent in Sculpture since his pre-schooling age. He studied Economics, Business Administration and Fine Arts (Sculpture) in Lebanon, England and Greece and holds a BA, BBA, MA and Ph.D. Degrees. He has worked as a High School teacher and as a Government Officer with the Ministry of Finance in Cyprus for 20 years until his early retirement, to go private.

Presently he is the President and Managing Director of his own GROUP OF COMPANIES and a Board member of many Professional Associations and Philanthropic Institutions and Organizations in Cyprus and Oversea Countries. He devotes his limited leisure time in his beloved hobby "Ceramic Sculpture". His main theme of work is WOMAN characterized by sensationalism and a high degree of eroticism and tasty sense of humor, earmarking his talent as a unique global sculptor. He has organized six personal Ceramic Sculpture Exhibitions in Nicosia and Limassol with great success and has participated in 20 Group art exhibitions in Cyprus. Dinos Michaelides is the owner of the "Royal Art Gallery of Ceramic Sculpture" at Monte Moniatis, Limassol, Cyprus.


Michaelides Petros

He was born in 1949. He got his painting diploma through the “ABC” Fine Art School in France. His work has been acquired by Cypriot and foreign collectors and they adorn a significant number of private collections. His works can also be found in the “House of Representatives” in Cyprus and at the Presidential Palace. He has illustrated books, poetic collections and covers of disks and posters. He has also designed theatrical scenes for theatre shows and events. He lives and works in Limassol.


Mihailov Angelos

He was born in Bulgaria in 1969. He graduated from the prestigious Nicolai Pavlovich University of Fine Arts in Sofia. Guided by classics masters like Velasquez, Vermeer and Caravaggio, he developed a unique realistic-atmospheric painting style characterised by its symbolism, composition and ideological harmony. He lives and works in Limassol, Cyprus.


Mihilis Christos

Christos Mihilis was born in Limassol, in 1980. He studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Athens. His work has been featured in group exhibitions in Cyprus and Greece.


Miltiadis Thon

Athens from 1875 to 1945. According to an unspecified information he studied in Munich near New Gizis. But it is not mentioned in the school registers of the 'Academy. Dealt mainly with watercolor.


Moraitis Takis

He was born in 1969. His nationality being from Kefalonia and Milo the painter Takis Moraitis, lives and works in Piraeus since 1969. His artwork is characterized by a special color and a style that is used to capture the romantic light. He is influenced by the islands Ionio and Kikladhes. It is worth noticing his artwork in the Town Hall of Piraeus, Crete, Siros and the Cypriot National Art Gallery in the House of President in Cyprus, in the palaces of Saud Arabia, of Emirates and Bahrain. A great amount of his work has been gathered in private collections of homogenous in Canada, in U.S.A. and in Australia. Takis Moraitis has been awarded with many praises in group exhibitions and with the first prizes in Pan-Hellenic exhibitions of Seascape painters as well as with first prize and appraisal awards in exhibitions in the Art Academy of Lyon and the international Academy in Italy.


Mouratidou Fofi

She was born 1946 in Piraeus. She is a self-taught artist. Her painting's subject matter revolves around the human form.


Mpadola Irini

Painter Athens, 1944

She studied painting at the Brooklyn Museum (1979) New York, and stage design at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. She paints still lifes and human figures mentioning totemic figures, combining acrylics and collage technique with sculpture available in a documentary record of intent with concomitant abstractive elements. She has presented her work in solo shows ("Antenor," House of Cyprus 1988, 1989 «Gallery Witkam», Brooklyn, New York, 1989 "Aenaon" 1990 "brush", 1992 "Stable", 1998, etc. ) and has participated in group («Athenaeum», 1986 EPMAS, 1989 «Titanium», 1989, etc.). She is a member of EETE.


Mpalampanides Christophoros

He was born in 1952. He studied painting by himself. He paints imaginary landscapes, combining everyday objects with geometrical forms and using references in historic art movements like cubism and surrealism.


Mytaras Dimiris

He was born in Chalkida in 1934. He studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Athens (1953-1957) and stage design at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Paris (1961-1964). In 1977 he became a regular professor of the Fine Art School of Athens. He started his career with drawing and then proceeded in the application of color. In his works, the most prominent features are the intense movement of the design and the vivid colors. There is an expressionistic atmosphere with surrealism with a mood for social critique.

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Olympios Lefteris

He was born in Limassol, in 1953. He studied Graphic Arts at ATI (1973-1976), he continued in the Fine Art School of Athens (1978-1984) studying painting, hagiography, fresco and mosaic with D.Mytaras, P.Tetsis, K.Xynopoulos, G.Kolefas and finally he studied in the academy of Fine Arts in Hague (1984-1986). He has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad (Greece, Holland, Cairo biennale 1988, Venice biennale 1997 etc.)


Owen Michael

Born in Northumberland, UK in 1938. He started painting during his National Service in Malaya. Having travelled extensively in Scandinavia and the Middle East, in 1965 Michael went to New Zealand and studied painting under Louise Henderson in Auckland.  Between 1969 and 1971 he travelled and painted in Australia and New Guinea.  In 1971 he arrived in Cyprus. Michael moved to Lania in the Limassol District in 1973 and opened the ‘Lania Gallery’ where he has a permanent exhibition of oils and water colours.  Between 1993-1995 Michael exhibited at ‘Romios Gallery’ in Kato Paphos, and in 2003 he opened a second gallery in Lania. Michael is now a naturalised Cypriot.  He works from his studio in Lania and from his land in the Akamas Peninsula, Paphos.  He has original paintings in private collections in Cyprus, Greece, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Israel, Tanzania, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Britain, Canada, U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, U.A.E., Zimbabwe, Russia, China, Malaysia, New Guinea, Argentina, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Portugal, India, Romania, Turks & Caicos Islands and Sudan as well as in the Cyprus Parliament, the National Gallery of Cyprus and the Presidential Palace, Cyprus.

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Park S. Sam

Park Sam was born in 1949 in Korea. Early on, Park attracted the attention of prominent artists and heads of state. Byen Si-Jin, former university president of Jo-Joo Island, was his private art teacher and mentor. The former president of South Korea, Yoon Bo-Sun, personally awarded him many First Places in the national competitions of the Mok-Woo Art Society. Park is still the youngest person ever to have competed in these competitions.

After graduating from Jung Ang University in 1973, Park traveled to France, where he studied painting and lived with other young artists in Paris. His artistic style today clearly reflects the inspiration of the French Impressionists.

Sam Park returned to Korea briefly in 1984 to participate in the national Olympic - sponsored art competition for the upcoming 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. With more than two thousand entrants in the competition, park won and received a Gold Medal. Following the Olympics, Park's painting was purchased by the Hyundai Corporation for permanent display at their corporate headquarters.

In 1986, Park became a member of the jury of Heart and Mind Artists Association of Korea, which is the organization that assesses all artwork presented for juried competition in that nation.

Park then returned to Europe, where he lived for the next fourteen years, primarily in France, but also in Greece and on Cyprus. While living on Cyprus, Park was commissioned by the President of Cyprus to paint the First Lady's portrait. This and five other paintings by Park are currently displayed in the collection in the Presidential Palace. A painting that Park did while in Greece was of Michael Dukakis' birthplace, and was later purchased by the former Governor of Massachusetts and presidential hopeful.

While in Europe, Park continued to study and to evolve his vision of impressionism and hyper-realism. He established himself in several Eurpoean galleries, and continues to exhibit in many of them today. His works were written about in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including the European Travel Press and Euroko, a Korean magazine in Europe.

Park came to the United States of America in 1994, where he continues to live on the coast of Southern California. He has exhibited in several American galleries and in March 1996 he first exhibited at the New York Artexpo. In March 1998, Soho Editions, his exclusive publisher, introduced his first limited edition works.


Panagiotou Aggelos

Aggelos Panagiotou was born in Farkadona in Trikala in 1943. He studied at the Fine Art School next to G.Mavroidis (1962-1967). Overpassing the artistic trends of his time, he seeks for reconnection with the great models of the past (Renaissance and mostly Baroque) and their style. His work is human-centered and realistic, in a combination with the supernaturalism of light, which changes the elements of the painting in self-illumination, like it appears in the anti-naturalistic dark font, offered him an ideal model that reflected his realistic mood and his idealistic tendencies, as he was seeking to overcome the temporary and find the diachronic and ideal through current imagistic means. The themes he is occupied with mostly focus on the human form and nature. Concerning the human form, like in the multifaceted combinations, mostly in portraits, the result is of high standard with an excellent outcome.


Paniaras Kostas

He was born in 1934 in Kiato. Initially he studied at the School of Fine Arts in Athens and in 1956 he continued his studies in Paris, where he spent his first twenty years of his career. Since 1961, he has held a series of exhibitions in galleries in America and Europe. Alongside the projects presented in solo exhibitions at the French Institute of Athens, Pierides, the Goulandris Museum of Andros, the Festival of Patras, the Museum of Cycladic Arts, at the Town Hall in Corinth and Ermoupolia of Syros. His works adorn foreign and Greek museums and major international and Greek private collections.


Pantaleon Thodoros

Born in Athens in 1945, Thodoros Pantaleon studied graphic arts at the Athens Technological Institute (Doxiadis School) and painting with Ilias Dekoulakos. He had his first solo exhibition in Athens (1976), having participated to group shows already since 1963. Other one-man and group exhibitions followed both in Greece and abroad. He was awarded with the 1st Prize at the Cultural Group of Athens Exhibition (1963) and the 5th Pan-Hellenic Exhibition for Young Artists (1973). His work is clearly surrealistic and shows a distinct personal style. He lives and works in Athens.


Pantelias Miltos

He was born in Athens in 1954. He studied engraving at the Fine Art School of Paris, but he took his first lessons from his uncle the famous Photis Mastihiades. He paints and engraves but he has a preference in drawing. In his artwork the presence of the woman form prevails.


Papanelopoulos Yiannis

He was born in Athens in 1936. He studied at the Fine Art School of Athens from 1954 for three years and he continued his studies at the Vakalo School. His work is characterized by new realistic touches in which man and machines, scenery and the interior of houses prevail.


Papadopoulos Charalambos

He was born in 1952 in the city of Krasnoyarsk, in Siberia, in the Greek family which still had Greek citizenship. Later his family has moved to southern Kazakhstan in the city of Kentau. In 1974 has arrived in the Krasnodar art school. Has continued education in Peterburzhsky Academy of arts. Participated in large exhibitions, in such countries, as Australia, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, Norway, Portugal, Russia, the United States of America, Finland, France, Sweden, Japan. Pictures are in the largest private collections of Europe and America. Since 1991 lives in Greece where successfully continues the work and the calling.


Paraskos Stas

He was born in Anaphotia of Larnaka in 1933 and studied painting at Leeds College of Arts. He has been a lecturer in Leeds University and in other British colleges and institutes of Art. He founded the Summer School of Art in Paphos and Lemba which later became the Art College of Cyprus. His painting has color stability often under the frame of cubism. He also dealt with sculpturing as well as the picturing of books. His work can be found in the Tate Gallery of London. Bolton’s university has recently awarded him with the honorable title of Doctor. Paraskos has exhibited widely, including Cyprus, Britain, Greece, the U.S.A., Brazil, India Denmark and elsewhere, and in 2003 was a subject of a book by the distinguished Art historian Norbert Lynton, published by the Orange Press.


Parthenis Konstantinos

Konstantinos Parthenis was born in Alexandria in 1878. In 1903 he came to Greece for the first time on his life where he both travelled and worked. In 1929 he was appointed as a professor at the ASFA where he taught until 1947. He died in Athens in 1967.


Patraskidis Triantafyllos

Born at Drama, Triantafyllos Patraskidis studied at the School of Fine Arts, painting with Nicos Nicolaou and Yannis Moralis (1964-1969) and mosaics with Elli Voila (1967-1969). He continued his studies at the École des Beaux Arts, Paris (1972-1979) in painting with Gustave Singier, in mosaics with Riccardo Licata and in lithography with Hubert Haddad. He had his first solo exhibition in Athens (1981), but had already participated to group shows since 1973. Other one-man and group exhibitions followed both in Greece and abroad. Curator at the Preparatory Workshop of the School of Fine Arts since 1982, he was elected professor in 1984. He has been also engaged in sculpture and mosaics, as well as sound expression. In 1989 he worked out artistically the Greek postage stamp issue "Greece - Land of the Olympic Games". His work being clearly expressionist it is almost exclusively dominated by the human figure. He is the husband of painter Magda Levendakou. He lives and works in Athens.


Pelekanos Yiannis

Yiannis Pelekanos was born in Assia in 1937. He has been painting from an early age. He couldn't study though as his dreams was and he ended up becoming a builder. He painted for his own pleasure. He started painting Cypriot scenes in 1958. In 1974, he already had his first private exhibition ready, but had to leave twenty four of his paintings behind and take the road to displacement and become a refugee. He was inspired by the Cyprio;t rural life. His work is based on personal experiences and own thoughts. His subjects portray the hard work of the Cypriot villagers. With his work, he takes us back in time and tries to give us a picture of his own past in his beloved village. He says characteristically about his work. Some people write in words and make literature, some write in verses and make poetry, others in notes and make music. I paint and present the history of my country, its culture and its natural beauties. Women's domestic chores like baking. Farmer's chores out in the fields. Scenes of Cypriot religious life, marriages and festivities. His aim is to maintain a way of life that is slowly being diminished. His art is characterized by pure colour, instinct and feeling of movement. Natve art is the most authentic, frank and impulsive. The natve painter has a natural talent. He doesn't need to go to art schools and colleges. Yiannis Pelekanos has done 12 private exhibitions and took part in many group exhibitions. Pieces of his work are in the president's private collection, in Larnaca's municipal hall, in embassies and in many private collections in Cyprus, Great Britain, United States and Greece. The present one is his thirteenth private exhibition. It is from the past to the present day, with scenes from Cypriot life, like weddings, Cristmas and Easter festivities, the sowing of seeds, the harvest, droughts, church icons and sculptures. From the freedom movements of the 1940's to the present day.


Pervolarakis Othon

'Athens 1887 - Athens, March 30, 1974. He studied at the Fine Arts under Professors K. Volanakis Nikiforos, Lytras, G. and G. Iacovidis Roilos. Then continued his studies at Paris' Academy Julie and studied lithography at the School of Fine Arts. He made designs for banknotes and stamps. He also created book illustrations, and advertising design. Especially the ads were among the first major achievements in this field in' Greece.


Pissas Nikos

Nikos Pissas was born in the Piraeus in 1956. He attended classes at the School of Fine Arts in Athens under Nikos Nikolaou and Yiannis Moralis. His naturalistic style is mainly within the boundaries of academic realism and takes themes such as landscapes, seascapes, still lifes and human figures with great emphasis on nudity. Pissas' work has been presented in solo exhibitions in K. Palamas' Piraeus 1983, "Libra" Heraklion 1984 "Plaka" 1986, "Art Gallery of Piraeus" 1987, "Peter's Gallery" Limassol and the International Art Centre, Limassol.


Polyklitos Rengos

Born in Naxos in 1903 and pasted away in Greece in 1984. He studied at the School of Fine Arts and his postgraduate studies in Paris at the Academies Colarossi and Grande Chaumiere. He also took learned engraving under the famous Dimitris Galanis. He came into contact with contemporary art from various artistic centers so his style and subject matter are characterized and are spread across many different sections.


Prasinos Marios

Marios Prasinos was born in Istanbul in 1916. His family, in 1922, was forced to leave their father due to the the persecution of the Kemalist regime and settled in Paris. Growing up he got high education, then came into contact with famous artists (Picasso, Dali, etc.) and learned about the artistic movements of his time. He found inspiration from Seurat pointillism, who he particularly admired, and Pollocks action paintings, helped him create great pieces of artwork that stand out for his unique style. At the beginning of his career he was part of the surrealist movement. But after his series of works entitled “The Bulls and their flocks”, he defined a more autonomous and personal work. Marios Prasinos deals with landscapes, nature and portraits, always bearing in mind his memories. The images from the years of persecution and uprooting produced feelings of pain, sorrow and fear. He has designed costumes for many plays (Macbeth, Othello, etc.), created 150 tapestries and has illustrated many poetry collections. The French government honored him with the medal of the Legion of Honour and Letters and Arts. He has also worked with the famous Gallery de France and his works have been exhibited in many solo exhibitions. Many famous museums include works in their collections. He pasted away in 1985. In honor to his nake the Saint-Remy in Provence foundation was established where he spent the last years of his life.


Prekas Paris (1926-1999)

Born in Athens, Paris Prekas studied at the School of Fine Arts (1948-1952) with Dimitris Biskinis, Umbertos Argyros and Andreas Georgiadis.  In 1963 he continued his studies in Paris with the help of a scholarship from the French government.  He had his first solo exhibition in Athens (1955).  He also participated in many group shows in Greece and abroad, including all Pan-Hellenic and the Biennales of Paris, Sao Paolo and Alexandria.  He was engaged with sculpture and jewelry and has decorated a series of public places as well.  He was awarded with the School of Fine Arts Prize (1952), the 1st Prize for Painting in Athens (1958) and the 2nd in Paris (1959), as well as with the Silver Medal for Painting in that same city (1962).  His work belongs to the area of abstract expressionism, without going away from his personal descriptive and geometric style.  Paris Prekas passed away in Athens (1999).



Protopapas Photos 

Protopapas Photos was born in 1967 in Akanthou. He studied Fine Arts in New York at Queens College (City University of New York). He earned a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts with GPA 3.61 (Excellent) and was awarded the Art-Department for the school's performance in Studio Art.

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Ralli Sotiria

Sotiria Ralli was born in Elaeohori, Kinouria in 1944 and passed away in 2011. She graduated from the Superior school of Fine Arts of Athens and the Beaux Arts of Paris. She received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago. She has been occupied with oil painting, sculpture, costumes and stage designing, engraving, and book illustration. She is also a writer and teacher of fine arts. Her works of art are by now part of individual and public collections throughout Greece and Europe.


Roimpis Christodoulos

Born on the Corfu in 1900 and passes away after 1963 in Athens. He studied painting in Paris. In 1927 he returned to Greece. He follows the line of impressionism, with bright colours. Since 1928, work on creating stained glass and decorated many buildings in Athens, like the roof of the hotel Great Britain.

Solo exhibitions: "Parnassus" 1927. He participated in group exhibitions.


Rossidou Jones Thraki

She was born in 1920 in Famagusta and pasted away in Paphos in 2007. She had her first contact with painting in 1954 when she took lessons at the Fine Art School of England. She participated in famous International exhibitions of Naïf Art. She was awarded the Grand Prix at the VII Biennale at the Jagobia museum in 1995 and in 1997 the same museum awarded her for her contribution in Naïf Art.


Rovithis Manos

Born in 1927 in Athens - pasted away in 1998 in Canada.

He studied painting at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris and the University of Western Ontario in Canada, where it was established permanently. He paints using a spatula, spreading color pastodes to larger or smaller. The architect association, bright colors and expressionistic gesture intensity characterize his works, landscapes, seascapes, portraits and genre painting. He has shown work in solo (Municipal Library, Karditsa, 1960 • Darmstadt, Germany, 1960 - Trenton, USA, 1963,1969 - Cultural Greek Center, Phoenix, USA, 1969 • «Hilton», Chicago, 1972 • Cincinnati, USA , 1978, 1980 • Los Angeles 1979 - "Art and Environment», 1979 'Atlanta, USA, 1980 • «Park», London, 1981 • «Diogenes, 1981, etc.) and has participated in group exhibitions.

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Samios Pavlos

He was born in 1948 in Athens where he studied at the Fine Art School. He was influenced from Paris where he had lived from 1978 to 1992. He has experimented with a variety of materials including fresco and encaustic and depicted scenes from a number of human activities, dramatic or day-to-day. The emotional tension of the figures in his works plays a leading role. Portraits, couples are rendered realistically through a surrealist prism, forming unnatural and multiple angles of vision on the same painted surface and isolating details of objects and persons in fragmented form. The figures usually move in a gently familiar, everyday ambience, which seems to be located somewhere beyond conventional time.


Santorineos Nicholas

Nicholas Santorineos was born in Xylókastron in 1889 and pasted away in Athens in 1966. He studied under George Iacovidis and Nikiforos Lytras at the School of Fine Arts in Athens. He initially worked as a painter in Corinth and then served as a teacher. He painted mainly ethographic themes, landscapes and portraits in the style of realism, where later on he switched to the geometric abstraction.


Savvidis Symeon

Symeon Savvidis was born in Turkey in 1859 and in 1878 arrived in Athens where he was registered in the Department of Architecture of the School of Arts.In 1880 having a scholarship he went to Munich to attend the Academy of Fine Arts where he studied until 1887. After graduating he remained in Munich and openes a studio.In 1925 he returned to Greece. He passed away in Athens in 1927.


Stathis Kosmas (1869-1958)

He studied painting at the School of Fine Arts with teachers Nikiforos Lytras and Constantinos Volanakis. Painted mostly landscapes and seascapes in a climate of academic realism. His role models had been his teacher Konstantinos Volanakis, Kingdom Smith and other prominent Greek seascape artists.


Shiantou-Oronti Dora

She was born in Limassol in 1940. She studied Interior Design in Athens and graphic Arts at Exeter College of Art and Design in England, on a scholarship from the Devon County Council. She attended postgraduate classes (MA) at Pittsburgh University and she has worked for many years in Secondary Schools as Art Teacher.


Sikeliotis Giorgos

Giorgos Sikeliotis was born in 1917 in Smyrni. He studied painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts from 1935 until 1940. He also engaged with the carving in linoleum. He l made lithographies and silk screen paintings. He died in Athens in 1984.


Siountas Giorgos

Born in Thessaloniki, 1937. He studied painting and stage design at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, London and Germany. Has shown his work in one-man exhibitions in Greece, Cyprus, England, Germany, France, Italy and U.S.A.


Skoteinos Giorgos

He was born in Limassol in 1937. He studied at the National School of Drama in Greece. He studied filmmaking in New York at the Visual Arts and at Movie Subscription Group Schools. His painting takes different approaches, realistic, abstract and surrealistic and it is artistically recognizable for its own personal style. His work also demonstrates the disaster of ’74. He has shown his work in solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad in numerous, well-known biennales.


Sperantzas Vasilis

Vasilis Sperantzas was born in Athens in 1938. From 1956 until 1962 he studied painting and engraving at the École des Beaux-Arts of Paris. In 1969 he went to London, where he studied chalcography in various Art Academies od the town. Vassilis Sperantzas is a memner of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and of Art Chamber of Greece. He first showd his work in 1960, with his participation in the group show of the "Panelinion", while his forst one-man show was in "Astor" Gallery in Athens in 1966. Since then there have been more than twenty one-man shows in Greece and abroad, while the number of group shows is more than fifty, in and out of Greece. Works of Vassili Spernatza belong to public collections, likewise in the National Gallery of Greece, the Alexander Soutzou Museum, the Averof Gallery, the Vorre Museum, the Musée dʼArt Moderne in Paris, in private collections in Greece and abroad etc.


Stathopoulos Giorgos

He was born in Kallithea of Trihonida in 1944. He studied painting and sculpture in the Fine Art School of Athens, next to Yiannis Morali, Nicos Nicolaou, Yiannis Papa and Dimitris Kalamaras. He made his first solo exhibition in 1970 and participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. He has pictured a series of books, and covers for discs and posters.


Stephanides Tasos

He was born in Nicosia in 1917 and pasted away in 1966. He wrote poetry, prose and inspection writing in the years of the World War II. Since 1950 he dedicated a big part of his life in painting. His work is characterized by intense expressionistic passion and dramatic tension. It is allegorical with an intense element of existing anxiety. His work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Cyprus, Athens, Edinburgh, London, Germany and Paris as well as in well-known biennales. His work can also be found in the National Art Gallery of Contemporary Cypriot Art and in national and private collections in Cyprus and abroad.



Stasi Arestis

He was born in Limassol in 1940. In 1959 he went to Florence where he studied Monumental painting and Mosaic as well as History of Art. He took a year course in Stage-designing and worked as an assistant stage-designer while entering the third year of sculpturing. After his first degree he dealt with Wood Maintenance and fresco and worked for UNESCO in Rome. He has had 8 solo exhibitions and participated in many group ones (Piezza Donatello, Mugello etc.)

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Tamanas Kiriakos

He was born in Nicosia in 1955. He studied in Sourkof Academy of Fine Art in Moscow where he gained the title M.A. During his studies he dealt with mosaic, vitriol and fresco as well as stage-designing.


Trimikliniotou Dafni

She was born in Limassol in 1945. She has migrated to London in 1959. She studied in Horsney College of Art. She participated in 12 solo exhibitions in Cyprus and London and participated in various group exhibitions.



Themistokleous Giorgos

Themistokleous Giorgos was born in Limassol in 1934. He graduated from the Lanitio High School in 1953 and then studied pharmacy. He took painting lessons from the teacher and painter Victor Ioannides and the painter Christoforos Savas. He is a member of EKATE. His work can be found in public and private collections in Cyprus and abroad.


Themistokleous Themis

Born in Pachna village in 1951. In 1984 he presented his first solo exhibition in Limassol and has since made a total of fifteen solo exhibitions in Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol. He has also participated in group exhibitions in Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria and Mexico.

In 1995 the Association of Greek Writers and also in 1996 the National Society of Arts and Culture Arts both honored Themis Themistocles in Athens for his work and contribution to culture. Since 1996 he has been a permanent member of the Association of Greek Writers and the Panhellenic Society of Arts and Letters and most recently member of the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts [EKATE]. Since 2001 has been elected to the position of town councillor in the municipality of Kato Polemidia. In a recent Cyprus visual arts competition organized by the University of Cyprus and the foundation Tilemahos Kanthos an unsigned work won praise for painting. He lives and works in Limassol.


Tsarouchis Giannis (1910 - 1989)

He is one of the most inspired exponents of this movements. A student of K. Parthenis at the Athens School of Fine Arts, he also studied with F. Kontoglou and D. Pikionis, after which he goes to Paris in 1935, and produces his first major works at the end of the 30’s. The influences of Pompey’s frescoes, Fayoum or Byzantium, Theophilos and Karayozis, Renaissance and also Baroque as well as Matisse of Baroque work together within his art in a unique way, to give us pictures with man at their center. Figures which are sometimes realistic, sometimes idealized sometimes effusively decorated, and always with the unique stamp which makes the works of the great artists who have something important to say, stand out from the rest. These unique features are present in the three works displayed in Municipal Art Gallery, Two Friends (1938), Basketball Player (1949) and the Squadron Leader, created in the period 1950 - 1951. In all three, what strikes one most is the active role played by the masses of color, which prepare for the frontal treatment of the subject. Together with this, the way in which shapes and forms are set out on the canvas gives it an introverted dimension, in which are described the features of the faces. These, in accordance with the habit of the artist, are male figures rendered with characteristic realism, as can be seen mainly in the latter works. Here, the individual features of the figures are emphasized. The design in based on masses of color, with linear strikes to stress the outline. The resultant form confirms the power of the artist to express his thoughts and his ideological relationship with art itself, together with the inborn feeling and understanding he has for his native country. Tsarouhis does not reject anything out of hand, but uses everything which moves him as part of his work.


Tsiara Kozakou Olga

She was born in Limassol in 1946. She studied Literature in the University of Athens and Sculpture in the Fine Art School of Athens. She has had many exhibitions in Greece and Cyprus and has published the poetic collection ‘Free Drawing’ in 1984 and the book ‘Introduction in the Language of Art’ in 1988. Her stories have been published in many literary magazines. Since 1970 she has been permanently living in Athens and she is a lecturer in the School of Graphic Art and Artistic Studies of TEI.


Tiniakos Dimitris

He was born in Andros in 1920 and pasted away in Athens in 1997. He studied painting in the Fine Art School of Athens (1941-47) with K. Parthenis and engraving with G. Kefalinos. His work in a frame of representational painting reflects sceneries, seascapes, and still life. His artwork is distinguished by harmonious analogies and the freemasonic organization of space with cubistic extensions. He has used multiple techniques amongst them, oil-painting, water-color and wood-engraving with a preference in colored Indian ink by which he has made a series of portraits which have been presented in a Greek exhibition in 1989.

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Vaggelis Rinas

Born in Samos in 1966. He lived and grew up in Ikaria. He took his first painting lessons from Vassilis Korkovelos. He studied painting at the School of Fine Arts, under Demosthenes Kokkinidis and Thanassis Exarchopoulos in printmaking. His works are located in places such as the Greek Parliament National Bank of Greece (Central London Branch), Emporiki Bank Municipal Gallery of Corfu Municipal Gallery Viannou, Crete and also in private collections in Greece, Europe, the United States of America and Saudi Arabia.


Vakirtzis Yiannis

Born in 1957 in Piraeus. He is the youngest of the family Vakirtzis, which all members serve the arts faithfully and consistently, something very rare: His father Thanasis a landscape painter, his mother Keti an icon painter, and his older brother Alekos. After his schooling, he studied music, architecture, interior and graphic design with a scholarship at the School of Fine Arts and painting under Mytaras, Mavroidi and Tetsis. He has won four awards for his work: the 1971 prize in a group exhibition organized by the Prefecture of Piraeus 'award in 1973 to illustrate the New Testament in a competition launched by the Diocese of Piraeus' in 1974 and in 1975 he won prizes in competitions held by the Navy Headquarters. His work has been shown in group exhibitions. His first individual exhibition in Athens in 1984, caused a favorable impression for his boldness and originality with the compositions. The main feature of his work is its vivid and harmonious colors, which erode the draft and submit to the plasticity. His compositions are inspiringly bold, meticulous in execution, with strong spirituality and workmanship. They project an intimate warmth and a rhythmic movement. His painting is uniquely colourful and deeply human.


Vasiliou Spyros (1902 - 1985)

Spyros Vassiliou was born in Galaxidi in 1903, the year of birth entered on his identity card however reads 1902.

Thanks to a modest scholarship of short duration granted by the elders of his birthplace, Spyros Vassiliou came to Athens to study painting at the School of Fine Arts. His first teacher at the school (1921 - 23) was Alexandros Kaloudes. The young student was discontented with the sterile teaching methods and the mandatory discipline with charcoal and pencil. He was the instigator, with others, of a movement for revitalizing the school, resulting in the election of Nikolaos Lytras and the institution of workshops.

The lively band of “firebrands” enrolled in Lytras’ workshop (1923 - 26), under whose guidance they were initiated “into the principles of the Impressionists and the values of pure colour”. At about this point Spyros Vassiliou’s fertile artistic career took wing, characterized by dedication to and promotion of the individualistic nature of a national art, and the intent to converge with contemporary artistic trends while drawing on the precepts of Greek heritage.

On graduating from the School in 1926, Vassiliou exhibited in the “Foyer” of the Athens Municipal Theatre, together with P. Rengos, S. Kokkinos and A. Polykandriotis.


Vikatos Spyros

Vikatos Spyros was born in Argostoli in 1878. He studied art from 1896 to 1898 at the Athens School of Art on a scholarship awarded by Metripolitan Germanos of Athens. He obtained a schoparship and continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich from 1900 to 1906.He returned to Athens in 1906 and from 1909 to 1939 he taught at the School of Fine Arts. In 1951 he was elected honorary professor of the Academy of Fine Arts of Munich. He pasted away in Athens in 1960.


Vittis Panagiotis

He was born in Ammohostos in 1974. In 1997 he entered the Athens School of Fine Arts with a Greek government scholarship for all the duration of his studies. He studied under the auspices of Demetres Mytaras. Parallel he attended courses of scene painting, Hagiography, sculpture and photography and he graduated with honors in 2003. In 2004, he won the award of Yiannis Spyropoulos Museum in a Greek competition. Since 2004, he has been teaching in his own school. In 2007, he represents Cyprus in the international competition of Modern Art in Helsinki. In 2008 he takes part in the exhibition of the Pancyprian competition “Weavings” and was given a commendation. He also took part in several exhibitions in Cyprus as well as abroad. Home of his works can be found in private art collection of the school of fine arts in Athens at Yiannis Spyropoulos museum, at the public Libraries of Nicosia and Limassol and other private collections.



Vordoni Erietta

Born in Athens in 1959. She studied painting with under Moralis and George Mavroidis at the School of Fine Arts in Athens and graduated with awards. She continued her studies with a scholarship at the Ecole National Superieure de Beaux Arts in Paris where the French Ministry of Culture has conferred her an atelier for life. In 1977 she won the grand prize for painting at Montrouge in Paris. During her artistic career she has received many honors and awards. She has participated in numerous exhibitions and has had more than 25 solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Works of hers can be found at the National Gallery and other public and private collections.


Voskou Ioanna

She was born in Limassol in 1976. She finished her studies in School of Arts in Athens – Greece – (Fine Art University) in 2000 after a 5 year course, where she entered with fully scholarship and finished with “Honors”.

Her major course was in Painting and she had additional courses in icon painting, Sculpture and Wood Carving. She lives and works in Limassol, Cyprus.


Votsis Stelios

He was born in Larnaka in 1929. He studied at the St. Martin’s School of Art, at Sir John College and at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. In his original artwork with portraits, scenery and still life, he establishes a personal route which he abandons in the mid 60’s to dedicate himself on geometrical subjects with constructivist elements, putting his work in current artistic waves. He brings back, after the 1974 facts, the human form with its existing anxieties giving his painting other dimensions.

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Warren John

John Warren was born in 1951 in Boston, England. He studied graphic design (Dip.A.D.) at St. Martin’s School of Art, London followed by a post graduate course (H.D.D.) in Manchester where he specialised in illustration.

After his studies John Warren worked in Manchester and London as an illustrator, graphic designer and art editor. Since 1980 he has lived and worked in Cyprus and currently teaches art and design in the American Academy, Larnaca. He has also taught art in adult education with the Cyprus Ministry of Education.

The exhibition at Peter’s Gallery Limassol will be John Warren’s eighth solo show in Cyprus and he has also participated in numerous group exhibitions in Cyprus and U.K.

In 1989 he was commissioned by Lanitis E.C. Estates to paint large landscapes for their Limassol head offices. In 1992 he created seventy silkscreen prints for the Ariadne hotel in Limassol. He has also worked as art critic for “Cyprus Life” magazine in Nicosia. In 2002 his work was featured in two books, “Artists of Cyprus” (Pantheon Gallery, Nicosia) and “Cypriot Artists of the Third Millennium” (Zambellas Art Ltd, Nicosia).

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Zongolopoulos Giorgos

Giorgos Zongolopoulos was born in 1903 in Athens. He early expressed his tendency to drawing and was directed to painting. Studied sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Athens from 1924 until 1930. In 1937 he travelled to Paris. In 1949 with a scholarship fromthe French government he went to Paris where he worked until 1950. In 1953 as scholar of the institution of Government owned Scholarships he travelled to Italy where she studied technical coppercasting and closer approached works by older and newer sculptists. He pasted away in 2005 in Athens.


Zoumpoulakis Petros

Petros Zoumpoulakis was born in Athens in 1937. He studied painting under Yannis Morales in Fine Arts (1956-1961) and from 1962 to 1964 studied design and decoration with Vassilis Vassiliadis. With an I.K.Y. scholarship he then studied the Byzantine and folk art in Greece (1964 - 1965). His first solo exhibition took place in Athens in 1970. But he had already participated in national and other group exhibitions in Greece and abroad since 1965. He has been honored with the Award for painting "Hymn to Freedom" (1971). From 1964 to 1986 he taught design at the School of Doxiadis and at the TEI in Athens. As a costume designer and stage designer he has worked along with many companies in Athens and Thessaloniki. He has illustrated a number of books and magazines. His work moves between figuration and abstraction that are complementary to his work. He lives and works in Athens.


Zouni Opi

She was born in Cairo in 1941. Her origin is from Crete. She pasted away on 5 December 2008, at the age of 67, in the Metropolitan hospital after a twelve-year battle with cancer. She studied painting in the atelier of Zorian (1959-1962), ceramics at the American College (1960-1962) and photography (1959-1960). In 1963 she settled permanently in Athens, where she continued her studying in the Fine Art School, originally in painting, with Yianni Morali as a teacher, and ceramics (1963-1965) and later in scene-painting and decoration (1967-1969). She conducted more than 70 solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad and participated in more than 450 group ones. Amongst the honor events about her project, was her double solo exhibition in the French institute of Athens that stood out and in the ‘Art Room of Athens’, in November 1992, with a round table for her project with the participation of Eleni Arveler, Rene Berger, Bia Papadopoulou and Athinas Schina, as well as the retroactive exhibition in the new department of the Museum of Art of Kikladhes, in November 2006, with Yiannis Bolis. As an acknowledged artist in the field of geometrical deduction she attributed her work with a personal idiom of color, fantasy and light.

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Yeros Dimitris (b. 1948)

Was born in Greece in 1948. He was one of the first artists to present Performances, Body Art, Video Art, and Mail Art in Greece. He has had 52 individual exhibitions in Greece and abroad. He has also participated in numerous international group exhibitions, Biennales and Triennales in many parts of the world.

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Ithakisios Vassilis

Vassilis Ithakisios was born in Mytilene in 1879. He studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Athens from 1896 to 1899. He then went to Antwerp where he kept studying and in 1901 moved to Smyrna where he lived and worked until 1922. He returned to Athens for a while,but then went shut himsef in a cave near Mount Olympus for 20 years. He returned to Athens for good and pasted away in 1977.

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Neophytou Antonis

Antonis Neophytou, was born in Fini village in 1976. He attended classes at the Art Academy of Cyprus, Limassol, followed by studies at the University of Fine Arts in Bristol, England, where he completed his studies in fine arts (BA Fine Arts). After completing his studies in England, he returns to Cyprus, mature and more restless than ever. He participates in several exhibitions extracting the best comments and criticisms. Antonis Neophytou is not limited to painting. He deals with a sculpture, printmaking, and various other artistic works.