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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, female.

Born 1905, in Alexandria.

Painter, sculptor. Nudes, portraits.

From the age of seven Ismène Bellos lived in Athens where she studied at the school of fine arts. She then went to Paris, where, from 1955, she exhibited mostly female nudes in the main Parisian shows. She also executed portraits, which she showed in solo exhibitions ...

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Born 1928, in Athens.

Painter, sculptor.

Vlassis Caniaris studied medicine before enrolling in the Athens school of fine arts. He lived in Rome between 1956 and 1960, then in Paris before returning to Greece. His work was influenced by both American Pop Art in the 1960s, and particularly by the ...

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Greek, 20th century, female.

Born in Kefallonia.

Painter, illustrator.

Wife of the sculptor Costas Valsamis, Zoe Catrava studied at the school of fine arts in Athens and in Paris and then at the Académie Lhote in 1956. Her work concentrated on illustrations and decorations. She exhibited at the Salon des Tuileries (...

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born 10 February 1885, in Potamos.

Sculptor, painter.

Emmanuel Cavacos emigrated to the USA at a young age. He was a student at the School of Fine Arts in Baltimore and then the pupil of both Jules Coutan and Peter in Paris. Winner of the Prix de Rome for North American artists (...

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Greek, 20th century, female.

Active in the USA from 1954.

Born 1933, in Athens; died 23 December 2013.

Painter, sculptor. Multimedia.

Varda Chryssa spent time in Paris before settling in the USA in 1954, aged 21. She had just completed her studies at the Scholi Kinonikis Pronias in Athens....

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Danil  

Greek, 20th century, male.

Born 1924, in Pyrgos.

Painter, sculptor.

Cyber Art.

After studying medicine in 1943 and 1944, Danil studied at the school of fine arts in Athens from 1944 to 1947. Above all, he worked on frescoes in the churches in the Peloponnese, and painted icons. In ...

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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.

Born 1903, in Athens.

Painter, sculptor. Portraits, landscapes.

Constantin Iliades studied with George Roilos at the school of fine art in Athens between 1920 and 1927; he then studied in Paris at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in the studio of the engraver D. Galanis. He was known for the virtuosity of his technique as a portrait and landscape artist. Later he became interested in Constructivist Abstraction....

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1967.

Born 1938, in Athens.

Painter, sculptor. Still-lifes, townscapes. Stage sets.

Sarandis Karavusis trained at the school of fine arts in Athens under the direction of Yannis Moralis, and then at the school of fine arts in Paris. From ...

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in Italy from 1956.

Born 23 March 1936, in Piraeus.

Sculptor of assemblages, painter.

Arte Povera.

Jannis Kounellis started his artistic training in Greece and left for Rome in 1956. He attended courses at the Accademia di Belle Arti and he discovered the works of Alberto Burri and Lucio Fontana and the international avant-garde with Yves Klein and Piero Manzoni....

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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, male.

Born 1916, in Arta.

Painter, illustrator. Designs for mosaics, stage sets, low reliefs.

Yannis Moralis studied at the Athens school of fine art from 1931 to 1936 and the École des Arts et Métiers in Paris from 1937 to 1939. He also trained in Italy. In ...

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in France fromc.1965 to c. 1995.

Born 12 December 1928, in Stavroupoli.

Sculptor, painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, ceramicist. Figures, landscapes, seascapes.

Stavros Papassavas trained at the fine arts school in Athens from 1947 to 1952, winning first prize for sculpture. In ...

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Born 12 January 1941, on Lesbos.

Sculptor, draughtsman. Mythological subjects, figures.

In 1952, Aristide Patsoglou studied Byzantine painting and icons in Athens. From 1962 to 1965, he trained in sculpture with Panos Sara Fianos and Thanasis Apartis. Between 1965 and 1969...

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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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Greek, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1859, on Corfu; died 1926.

Painter. Battles, portraits, landscapes, seascapes.

Emilios Prosalentis was born into a family of painters and sculptors and received his first instruction from his father, Spyros Prossalentis, who was a painter. He then went to Paris, where he developed an interest in the Impressionists, before returning to Corfu. He was a prolific landscape painter whose work reveals a great lyric sensibility. His portraits, however, are in the academic style he inherited from his father....

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA from 1948.

Born 14 September 1936, in Kastoria.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, happenings artist, sculptor of assemblages, photographer, mixed media.

Neo-Dadaism.

In 1948 at the age of 12, Samaras arrived in the USA with his family. He became acquainted with Allan Kaprow and George Segal, a major factor in his development, at Rutgers University between ...