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Greek, 17th century, male.

Died 1632.

Engraver.

This artist was a Roman Catholic monk who came to Europe from Jerusalem, initially to Lemberg (now Lviv) and later to Kiev, where he was employed as an supervisor in a printing works. The wood engravings of religious subjects with which he illustrated works by himself and others have a high standing in Ruthenian art....

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Greek, 17th century, male.

Painter.

He worked on the island of Crete.

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Greek, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born c. 1558, in Greece (province of Achaia); died c. 1640, in Naples.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects. Murals.

This painter came to Italy at the age of twenty-two, after having studied the rudiments of painting in his own country. He became a pupil of Tintoretto in Venice, where he spent five years. He then settled in Naples, where he spent the rest of his days. He was of a very jealous and uncompromising nature and often persecuted his contemporaries: Domenichino suffered particularly from his unpleasant behaviour....

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Greek, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born in Zakynthos.

Painter.

Nicolas Doxaras was the son and also the pupil of Panagiotis.

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Greek, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1662, in Zakynthos; died 1729, on Corfu.

Painter.

Doxaras was the pupil of his fellow Greek, Moschos, before going to settle in Venice, where he learned to work in the style of the great colourists and painted a few portraits. He decorated churches including that of St Spiridon on Corfu....

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Greek, 17th century, male.

Born probably in Rethymno in Crete; died, on Corfu.

Painter.

We know little about the life of this artist, identified by Siret. The signature on the painting in the National Gallery in London St Cosmo and St Damian Receiving the Divine Blessing...

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Greek, 16th–17th century, male.

Active fromc.1576 in Spain.

Born c. 1541, in Heraklion, Crete; died 7 April 1614, in Toledo.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman. Religious subjects, figures, portraits.

Toledo School.

El Greco (‘The Greek’) trained as an icon painter in the Byzantine tradition in his native Crete and spent 10 years in Italy, first in Venice, then Rome. From Italy he went briefly to Madrid, perhaps in search of commissions at the Escorial, and settled in Toledo in the summer of 1577. While there is little documentation of his workshop, his output while in Toledo implies the existence of a large studio, which was taken over after El Greco’s death by his son, Jorge Manuel Theotocopuli. El Greco was well educated and had a scholar’s library; his annotations in his copy of Giorgio Vasari’s ...

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Greek, 17th century, male.

Painter.

Athens (Mouseío Benaki): Madonna

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Greek, 17th century, male.

Painter.

Moschos worked in Crete until 1645, and produced paintings for the Greek cathedral in Zakynthos. The National Museum in Athens owns some paintings that are either by him, or by a member of his family.

Athens (NM)

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Nilo  

Greek, 17th century, male.

Active in Crete in 1648.

Painter.

Nilo was a monk.

Kolymbari (Mouseio Monis Gonias): Legend of St Joseph

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Greek, 17th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 17th century.

Painter.

Costantino Paleocapa painted two panels depicting the Crucifixion and St Nicholas at the Ghonja monastery.

Article

Greek, 16th – 17th century, male.

Painter.

Venice (Mus. Correr): The Virgin between St John and a Bishop

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Greek, 17th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 17th century.

Born in Chania, Crete.

Painter. Church decoration.

Theodoros Pulakis studied under Elias Moschos. He worked in Zakynthos, Kaphallonia, Egina and Athens.

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Greek, 17th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 17th century.

Painter.

Philotheos Skufas was a priest at the church of St Giorgio in Venice and later a monk on the Island of Zakynthos.

Zákinthos (Mus.): The Divine Liturgy; The Battle of Naupaktos...

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Greek, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active on Corfu.

Born in the second half of the 17th century, of Cretan origin.

Icon painter.

Athens (Ethnikí Pinakothíki): Adoration of the Shepherds (1688--1700, tempera on panel)

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Greek, 17th century, male.

Active in the second half of the 17th century.

Born in Crete.

Painter.

Victor of Crete was a representative of the Post-Byzantine style influenced by the Italian Renaissance. He also worked in Venice.

St Petersburg (Gosudarstvennyj Russkij Muz.): Nativity

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Greek, 17th – 18th century, male.

Icon painter.

Stefan Zankarolas was a painter of the Italo-Byzantine school.