My name is Erymanthos Christofi and I was born in the town of Famagusta in Cyprus in 1954.
My love for art dates back to my childhood and my inspiration was my late father Christos Markou who apart from being an amateur artist he was one of the island’s most well known makers of musical instruments. I have to admit that he was my first teacher and he was the one who introduced me to painting.
The Turkish invasion of 1974 forces us to move to Limassol.
1976 finds me in Athens studying the profession of making musical instruments, next to one of the most well established names of the time, the late Kyriakos Mouratidis.
On my return from Athens I follow the profession and I make musical instruments for prominent people of the island. Seven years later I decide to follow the calling of my inner voice and to devote myself wholeheartedly to painting, which finally became my sole profession. 2011 finds me with 22 solo exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad as well as an equivalent number of group exhibitions.
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