Panayotis D. Cangelaris - Greek Diplomat and Collector



 DIANA ANTONAKATOU (1927-2011) *

Born at Argostoli, Diana Antonakatou studied painting with Costas Parthenis and etching with Yannis Kefallinos at the School of Fine Arts, Athens  (1944-1949).  She had her first solo exhibition in Athens (1953).  Her work was exhibited in many solo and group shows in several Greek cities as well.  She illustrated a number of books, newspapers, magazines and calendars and had issued albums with her work depicting several regions of Greece (Cephalonia 1957, Ionian Islands 1966, Argolis 1968, Nauplion 1971, Greek Monasteries 1976 and 1979, Messinia 1984 and Nauplion 1988).  Together with painting she was engaged in journalism, literature and historical research and was awarded by the Academy of Athens, the Ministry of Culture, the "Twelve" a.o.  Combining impressionism with expressionism, she had created a distinctive personal style in her work where the limpidity of colours is dominant. Diana Antonakatou passed away in Athens (2011).

P.D.Cangelaris, Reflections upon Greek Contemporary Painting, The Cangelaris Collection, vol.2, Athens 1999


 "View" by Diana Antonakatou

"View", 1994
By Diana Antonakatou (1927-2011)
Water-colour on paper, 16Χ52 cm.
Inv. No.: P-66

   "The Cangelaris Mansion in Cephalonia" by Diana Antonakatou

"The Cangelaris Mansion in Cephalonia", 1994
By Diana Antonakatou (1927-2011)
Oil on canvas, 80Χ120 cm.
Inv. No.: P-72


* This is the year of birth given to the collector by the painter herself.  Following her passing, multiple dates appeared both in the press and on the internet, like:  1919, 1921, 1922 and 1923.








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