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Greek, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in France.

Born 1960, in Athens.

Painter (including gouache), draughtswoman, illustrator, lithographer. Landscapes, seascapes, animals. Artist's books.

Ianna Andreadis studied at the schools of fine art in Dijon, Bourges and Paris between 1978 and 1983. She studied prehistory at the Institut d'Art et d'Archéologie de Paris in ...

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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.

Born 1939, in Kalamoto.

Engraver.

Georges Behrakis studied at the schools of fine arts in Athens and then Paris. He produces works of abstract art involving the layering of different materials. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in Greece, Paris, Rome, São Paulo and Geneva and featured in the Paris Biennale in ...

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Born in Thessalonica.

Painter, illustrator, engraver (wood), lithographer. Portraits, landscapes, still-lifes.

René Ben Sussan illustrated André Gide 's L'Immoraliste, Prosper Mérimée's Carmen, H. Béraud's The Sisters Hortensia, E. Bove's A Father and His Daughter, R. M. Rilke's The Book of Dreams...

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Engraver, mixed media.

Yannis Bouteas studied at the school of fine arts in Athens where he learned engraving. From there he progressed to produce conceptual work involving tracing and lines made from string or neon.

Bouteas, Yannis: ‘Entretien avec Pierre Teisserenc’ in ...

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Born 1930, in Trikala.

Painter, engraver.

Tomi Group.

Christos Caras graduated from the school of fine arts in Athens in 1955 and attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1957 with a government bursary. He travelled to numerous European countries and between ...

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Born in Egina.

Engraver (wood).

George Christodule was a pupil at the school of fine arts in Athens. He exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français, receiving an honourable mention in 1923, a 3rd class medal (1924), and a 2nd class medal (...

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Born 1909, in Thessalonica.

Painter, engraver.

After having studied at the academy of fine arts in Athens in 1927, Philopoemen Constantinidi entered the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris in 1929-1930.

During the 1930s, he was influenced by the Impressionists, Cézanne and the Fauves. He later explored Abstraction before returning to Figuration....

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1957.

Born 26 June 1920, in Chania (Crete).

Painter, engraver, watercolourist.

Nicolas Damianakis studied at the school of fine arts in Athens from 1950 to 1956, and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1957 and ...

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 18 December 1928, in Hanover, to Greek parents.

Painter, print artist.

The son of the famous architect Ioannis Despotopoulos, Rhigas Despotopoulos grew up on Chios, in the Ionian Islands, and was educated at the American College of Athens. In ...

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1962.

Born 1935, in Athens.

Painter (including gouache), pastellist, engraver, lithographer, illustrator. Scenes with figures, figures, nudes, still-lifes. Stage sets.

Alexander Fassianos was a pupil of Moralis at the school of fine art in Athens from 1954 to 1960...

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Greek, 20th century, female.

Active also active in France.

Painter, engraver.

Haziklia Fotiou studied at art school in Athens and continued her training in Paris at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and the Académie André Lhote. Her painting is expressive and her composition shows a deft touch....

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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 century, male.

Active and naturalised in France in 1916.

Born 23 May 1882, in Athens; died 20 March 1966.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman (ink/wash/red chalk/charcoal), newspaper cartoonist, engraver (etching), illustrator. Nudes, portraits, scenes with figures, landscapes, still-lifes, animals.

Demetrios Emmanuel Galanis attended the Cormon workshop of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1900. He enrolled at the outbreak of war in 1914, and while serving in Corfu he acquired French nationality. A member of the Institute, he taught at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts....

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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 also active in France and in Belgium.

Born 11 June 1928, in Athens.

Painter, screen printer.

Yannis Grammaticopoulos graduated from the school of fine arts in Athens in 1952. Grammaticopoulos is an artist of the 'cosmic revolution', in which opposites (such as fullness and the void) co-exist in a perpetual state of becoming. In his paintings, he tries to transcribe his reflections about this limitless, imaginary and above all, utopian life. He first used a highly coloured, almost gestural style, followed by a formal bubbling of vividly coloured spurts and blots on backgrounds of blacks, whites or blues and towards the 1980s, he created architectural compositions with luminous streaks. There is a carefully thought-out order behind the apparent disorder in his works. He lives and works in Paris and in Brussels....

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Born 1 July 1887, on Corfu; died 1940.

Painter, engraver. Landscapes.

Lykourgos Kogevinas painted Ancient Greek landscapes and worked in Paris where he exhibited at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and at the Salon d'Automne. He won a gold medal at the ...

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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 1957.

Born 1940, in Cyprus.

Painter, engraver.

Beaumont-Maillet, Laure/Woimant, Françoise/Pernoud, Emmanuel: De Bonnard à Baselitz - Dix ans d'enrichissements du Cabinet des estampes 1978-1988, exhibition catalogue, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, 1992.