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Anagnostaras, Theodor C.  

Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born in Athens.

Painter, draughtsman. Figures, nudes, portraits, interiors with figures, landscapes, seascapes.

Theodor Anagnostaras studied initially in Athens, but having started singing at the age of six and trained at the National Music Conservatoire, he emigrated to the USA to continue his career as a baritone. He then felt an irresistible need to paint and abandoned his singing career in ...

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Anapolitaky, Emmanuel  

Greek, 20th century, male.

Born in Crete.

Painter.

A student of Roilo Castelodro, Emmanuel Anapolitaky was a portrait and still-life painter who he exhibited in Paris at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1926 and 1927.

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Andreadakis, Dimitris  

Greek, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France from 1991.

Born 1964, in Chania (Crete).

Painter. Interiors, still-lifes.

Dimitris Andreadakis graduated from the school of fine arts in Athens in 1990 and moved to Paris in 1991 to pursue his studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. His compatriot Alkis Pierrakos wrote of him: 'In his paintings, which are often big, we are struck by the rigour of the overall colour and immediately sense how much care he has put into the complementarity that can be created by just three elements - volume, colour and.'...

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Andreadis, Ianna  

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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Andreu, Constantin  

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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Angelopoulos, Aristomenis  

Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in Egypt then in France.

Born 1900, in Volos; died 1990, in Paris.

Painter. Figure compositions, figures, landscapes with figures.

Aristomenis Angelopoulos studied painting in Alexandria, Egypt, where he lived from 1916 until 1955. He was a director and teacher at the painting section of the Khartoum Institute in Sudan between ...

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Aravantino, Marilene or Marilyn  

Greek, 20th century, female.

Born 23 December 1930, in Athens.

Painter, decorative artist.

Marilene Aravantino draws very fine profiles apparently made of white string inside delineated frames, in a style reminiscent of Jean Cocteau. She uses a thick, lumpy paste in faded colours. Series of paintings include: ...

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Arfaras, Michalis  

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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Argyros, Oumbertos or Umberto or Humbert  

Greek, 20th century, male.

Born 1877, in Cavalla; died 1963, in Athens.

Painter. Figures, nudes, genre scenes.

Oumbertos Argyros was a pupil of Nicephore Nytras and George Roïlos at the Athens School of Fine Arts, before studying in Munich. His painting was admired for its harmonies of colour....

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Arlioti, Lili or Lily  

Greek, 20th century, female.

Born 1910, in Athens.

Painter.

Armos Group.

Lili Arlioti was one of the founders of the Armos Group . She painted subjects from a fantastical world of her own imagining, in a style tending towards lyrical abstraction. She exhibited internationally, notably in Greece, in London, Paris and Pittsburgh, Venice, Washington. She participated in São Paulo Biennale (...

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Aspriati, Kleoniki  

Greek, 19th – 20th century, female.

Active in Athens.

Painter.

Kleoniki Aspriati executed mostly portraits and worked in Athens. A pupil of Raphael Collin, Paul Leroy and Luc Olivier-Merson, she received honourable mention at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900.

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Averov, Ninette  

Greek, 20th century, female.

Born in Athens.

Painter.

Ninette Averov exhibited portraits at the Salon des Indépendants in 1929.

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Azarian, Rita  

Greek, 20th century, female.

Born on Corfu.

Painter. Landscapes.

Rita Azarian often depicted landscapes showing views of the Bosphorus and Constantinople. She exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français between 1927 and 1930.

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Bagdatopoulos, William Spencer  

Greek, 20th century, male.

Born 23 July 1888, in Zakynthos; died 1965.

Painter. Advertising art.

William Spencer Bagdatopoulos exhibited at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in London and at the British Indian Union in 1927.

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Baikas, Nicos  

Greek, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Athens.

Draughtsman.

Nicos Baikas's drawings evoke the surreal world of Kubin and Topor. He explores 'solid' forms, objects and human figures and how they interrelate with other shapes. Without falling back on appropriation, he quotes from other forms and other genres from various periods in art history. His black and white drawings are minutely detailed and elegantly constructed; the light reveals the surface of these drawings, which is sometimes so heavily worked that it verges on relief....

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Bellos, Ismène or Ismene  

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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Ben Sussan, René  

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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Biskinis, Demetrius or Demettre  

Greek, 20th century, male.

Born in Patras.

Painter.

Demetrius Biskinis exhibited a portrait at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1922.

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Bornozi, Diana  

Greek, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born in Vienna, to Greek parents.

Painter. Portraits, birds.

Diana Bornozi exhibited portraits and pictures of birds in Paris at the Salon de la Société des Beaux-Arts 1914 and 1935.

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Botton, Jean Isy de  

Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in England and the USA.

Born 1898, in Thessalonica; died 1978.

Painter. History painting, genre scenes, landscapes.

At the beginning of his career De Botton favoured broad compositions with contemporary themes, such as the Circus or Hunting, but did not place them within a strictly contemporary time period: he dated them by the use of constructive methods rather than by the appearance of his models. In ...