Panayotis D. Cangelaris - Greek Diplomat and Collector



 "Landscape XIX" by Kostis Georgiou

"Landscape ΧΙΧ", 2001
By Kostis Georgiou (1956)
Oil on canvas, 50Χ50 cm.
Inv. No.: Π-138


Born in Thessalonica, Kostis Georgiou studied stage scenery in Florence (1981-1982), painting and sculpture in the School of Fine Arts, Athens (1982-1986) with Dimitris Mitaras and Dimosthenis Kokinidis, as well as at the Royal College of Fine Arts, London (1985-1986) with  Peter de Francia.  He had his first one-man exhibition in Thessalonica (1974).  Other solo and group shows followed in Greece and abroad.  He has taught painting and stage scenery at the "L.Stavrakos" Cinematographic School (1988-1991) and designed stage scenery for many performances of the Greek theatre and television (1982-1988).  He has been awarded with the First Prize of the ΧΧ International Premio di Sulmona and with special prizes at the Osaka Triennale 93 and the Young European Artists in Brussels (1990 and 1992).  His work is placed in the area of abstract expressionism.  He lives and works in Athens.








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