Panayotis D. Cangelaris - Greek Diplomat and Collector

 

CONTEMPORARY GREEK PAINTING
THE CANGELARIS COLLECTION

 "Loneliness (Self Portrait)" by Persa (Cangelaris-Bergerat)

"Loneliness (Self Portrait)", 1988
By Persa (Cangelaris-Bergerat) (1952)
Pastel on velvet paper, 52Χ42 cm.
Inv. No.: P-48

 

"She Says" by Persa (Cangelaris-Bergerat)

"She Says", 1997
By Persa (Cangelaris-Bergerat) (1952)
Mixed technique on plywood, 35Χ25 cm.
Inv. No.: P-112

 

"Green Stone Found" by Persa (Cangelaris-Bergerat)

"Green Stone Found", 1996
By Persa (Cangelaris-Bergerat) (1952)
Mixed technique on canvas, 146Χ120 cm.
Inv. No.: P-113

 

"Phaidra's Facts and Gestures" by Persa (Cangelaris-Bergerat)

"Phaedra's Facts and Gestures", 2001
By Persa (Cangelaris-Bergerat) (1952)
Mixed technique on canvas, 80Χ80 cm.
Inv. No.: P-149

  PERSA (CANGELARIS-BERGERAT) (1952)

Born in Alexandria (Egypt), Persa (Cangelaris-Bergerat) settled with her family in Athens (1961), where she took lessons on graphic arts and studied painting with Antonis Apergis.  In 1975 she moved to Montreux (Switzrland), where she continued her studies in painting with Max Dissar and Bernard Blanc (later her second husband).  She had her first solo exhibition in Montreux (1988).  Other solo and group shows followed both in Switzerland and Greece.  She has illustrated posters and stage scenery.  She was awarded with the 1st Prize of the Art Forum Committee (1998), in Montreux.  In the limits of abstract and depictive painting, her work is distinguished by a strong symbolic character.  She is the sister of diplomat and collector Panayotis D. Cangelaris.  She is actually living and working in Trey (Switzerland).

P.D.Cangelaris, Reflections upon Greek Contemporary Painting, The Cangelaris Collection, vol.1, Athens 1991

 

 

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