Panayotis D. Cangelaris - Greek Diplomat and Collector



"Facing the Sea" by Constantin Byzantios 

"Facing the Sea", 1994
By Constantin Byzantios (1924-2007)
Oil on canvas, 100Χ81 cm.
Inv. No.: P-98


Born in Athens, Constantin (Dikos) Byzantios studied painting at the School of Fine Arts (1938-1942) at his father's workshop (Pericles Byzantios) and continued in Paris at the École des Beaux Arts and the Academies Julian and Grande Chaumière.  He had his first one-man exhibition in Paris (1949), but participated in group shows already since 1947.  A series of other solo or group exhibitions followed in Athens, Paris and other French cities.  In the area of New Objectivity, his work includes distinct expressionist  and post-modern characteristics.  He lived and worked in Paris.  Constantin (Dikos) Byzantios passed away in Mallorca, Spain (2007).

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








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