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Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1945.

Born 24 March 1917, in São Paulo, to Greek parents.

Sculptor, painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, engraver. Portraits, landscapes, still-lifes.

Born in Brazil to Greek parents, Constantin Andreu went with them to Athens in 1925. In 1932 he decided to become a sculptor but then had to earn his living as a cabinet maker. He was nevertheless able to follow courses at the school of applied arts in the city. In ...

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Greek, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Germany.

Born 1954, in Athens.

Draughtsman, engraver, sculptor, video artist. Multimedia.

Michalis Arfaras first studied painting at the school of fine arts in Athens between 1972 and 1974. He continued his studies at the college of fine arts in Brunswick in Germany where he specialised in engraving and produced book illustrations and comic strips. He now lives and works in Hildesheim where he teaches graphic art at the university....

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1954.

Born 4 March 1923, in Athens; died 22 July 1984, in Athens.

Painter, sculptor, lithographer.

Nouvelle Figuration, Figuration Narrative.

Yannis Gaitis was a student at the school of fine art in Athens during World War II and was active in the Resistance. He settled in Paris in ...

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Greek, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 7 November 1952, in Vori (Crete).

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, sculptor, ceramicist.

In 1968, at the age of just 16, Theophilos Geredakis embarked on a series of travels that took him to the USA, Asia, Europe and Australia. In ...

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in France active from 1970.

Born 20 November 1937, in Mavrommati Messinias.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, sculptor, watercolourist, pastellist.

Christos Kyriazis studied under Chara Vienna in Athens. From 1972 to 1975, he studied painting and engraving at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. From ...

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Greek, 20th century, female.

Active in France from 1955.

Born 1923, in Athens.

Sculptor, engraver.

Aglae Liberaki was a student of Tombros at the fine arts school in Athens. She left Greece for the first time in 1947, when she came to Paris and discovered modern Western art. In ...

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1st century, male.

Cameo engraver.

Ancient Greek.

Polyclitus engraved a cornelian gemstone showing Diomedes Stealing the Palladium.

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1922 and naturalised from 1949.

Born 12 August 1916, in Istanbul, to Greek parents; died 23 October 1985, in Eygalières, France.

Painter (including gouache), draughtsman (including ink/wash), sculptor, engraver, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, scenes with figures, landscapes, mountainscapes, landscapes with figures, harbour scenes...

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2nd century, male.

Active probably during the 2nd century BC.

Cameo engraver.

Ancient Greek.

Boston (MFA): cameos

Florence (Uffizi)

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4th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 4th century BC.

Cameo engraver.

Ancient Greek.

Pyrgoteles was the only carver allowed to make cameos bearing the portrait of Alexander the Great.

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Quintus  

1st century, male.

Cameo engraver.

Ancient Roman.

Quintus was the son of Alexas, a carver of cameos. A fragment of a cameo by the former, showing the god Mars walking, is in Florence.

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Rufus I  

1st century, male.

Active probably at the beginning of the 1st century.

Cameo engraver.

Ancient Roman.

Rufus is known for a cameo showing Victory Driving Four Horses, now in the St Petersburg Museum.

St Petersburg (Hermitage): Victory Driving Four Horses (double layer onyx cameo...

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1st century, male.

Active during the first half of the 1st century.

Cameo engraver.

Ancient Roman.

Saturninus carved a cameo bearing the portrait of a woman.

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3rd century, male.

Cameo engraver.

Ancient Greek.

Satyrius engraved the portrait of Arsinoe, the queen of Egypt, on crystal.

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Scylax  

1st century (?), male.

Cameo engraver, painter (?). Mythological subjects.

Ancient Greek.

Scylax is represented by three cameos showing characters from Greek mythology.

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2nd century, male.

Cameo engraver.

Ancient Greek.

Seleucus is known for a cameo representing Philoctetes Arming.

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Semon I  

6th century, male.

Active at the end of the 6th century BC.

Cameo engraver.

Ancient Greek.

Semon is known for a cameo of black jasper representing a woman bathing, now in Berlin.

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male.

Cameo engraver. Mythological subjects.

Ancient Greek.

London (British Mus.): Medusa (Strozzi Medusa)

Naples (Mus. Nazionale): Heracles

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Sosis I  

3rd century, male.

Cameo engraver.

Ancient Greek.

Sosis made a cameo showing Heracles Killing the Centaur.

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1st century, male.

Cameo engraver.

Ancient Greek.

Sostratus carved cameos representing mythological scenes.