Giannis Kounellis (Γιάννης Κουνέλλης), born 1936 I died 2017, was a Greek contemporary artist based in Rome and Athens since 1956. A key figure associated with Arte Povera, he had studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome. From the years of 1960–1966, Kounellis went through a period of only exhibiting paintings. This time and his paintings became later an important basis also for his performances. In some of
Giannis Tsarouchis (Γιάννης Τσαρούχης), born 1910 in Piräus – died 1989 in Athens, was a Greek painter and stage designer. Tsarouchis studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Athens between 1929 and 1935. Besides, he took private lessons with the great Greek artist Fotis Kontoglou, who confronted him with the art of Byzantine painting. After studying, he visited Istanbul before traveling to Paris via Italy. In Italy and France he
Nikos Engonopoulos (Νίκος Εγγονόπουλος), born in Athens in 1907, was a modern Greek painter and poet. He is considered the introducer and principal exponent of Surrealism in Greece, member of the so-called Generation of the Thirties. He combined elements and iconography from a great span of the Greek tradition, from mythology and antiquity to Byzantium, modern times and the contemporary period in an unconventional fashion, in an often bitterly ironic
Georgios Bouzianis (Γιώργος Μπουζιάνης; also transliterated Jorgos Busianis, Jorgos Busianis or George Bouzianis), born 1885 in Daphni I died 1959 in Athens) was the greatest Greek expressionist painter and belongs as well to German expressionism. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts National Gallery Alexandros Soutzos Museum with teachers such as Nikiphoros Lytras and Konstantin Volanakis. In 1907 he moved to Munich to continue his art studies
Karas is born 1930 in Trikala, Greece. After two years at the Panteion University (1948-1950), he studied 1951- 1955 at the Athens School of Fine Arts with Giannis Moralis and Giannis Pappas. On a scholarship from the State Scholarship Service he studied fresco at the Paris School of Fine Arts (1957-1960) and remained in France till 1963, travelling at the same time to neighboring countries such as Belgium, The Netherlands,
Dimitris Mytaras (Δημήτρης Μυταράς), born 1934 in Chalkis, died in Athens 2017, was a Greek artist who is considered one of the important Greek painters of the 20th century. His work was mainly inspired by the human figure, and a combination of naturalism and expressionism. From the 1960s onward, Mytaras moved in the direction of naturalism, while from 1975 an expressionistic approach became more and more marked in his output.
Alexis Akrithakis (Αλέξης Ακριθάκης) was a Greek painter, born in Athens in 1939. He met in 1956 the idiosyncratic philosopher George Makris who acknowlegdes his talent and encourages him to become a painter. He left Athens and moved 1958 to Paris to live a bohemian life within the cycles of the intelligentia of this period. In 1960 he returnef to Athens and joined the army. His first solo exhibitions were