Panayotis D. Cangelaris - Greek Diplomat and Collector



 "The Suffering of the Greeks" by Kostas Charalambidis

"The Suffering of the Greeks", 1998
By Kostas Charalambidis (1946)
Oil on canvas, 96Χ65 cm.
Inv. No.: P-176


Born at Katerini, Kostas Charalambidis studied initially at the workshop of sculptor Thanassis Minopoulos, in Thessalonica (1969) and then he continued his studies of painting (1971-1976) and etching (1985-1986) at the Écoles des Beaux Arts of Paris and Chaville (France).  At the same time he was engaged in copying grand masters from the Louvre Museum (1975-1980 and 1992-1995).  Since 1977 he has been assistant of Yannis Tsarouchis, while connected with Stratis Eleftériades (Tériade).  He had his first one-man exhibition in Athens (1980), but has already participated to group shows since 1975.  Other solo and group exhibitions followed mainly in Greece and France.  He has been awarded 1st Prize at the exhibition La Main d' Or, in Paris (1985) and at the 5th International Salon France - Greece - Turkey, in Bordeaux (1998).  At his work dominates the art of optical illusion (trompe-l'oeil).  He lives and works in Paris.

P.D.Cangelaris, Reflections upon Greek Contemporary Painting, The Cangelaris Collection, vol.3, Athens 2015








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