Panayotis D. Cangelaris - Greek Diplomat and Collector




"Bellerophontes and Chimera (the World's Absurd ...) by Georgios Kordis

"Bellerophontes and Chimera (the World's Absurd ...)", 2004
By George Kordis (1956)
Egg tempera on wood, 100Χ150 εκ.
Inv. No.: P-197


Born at Makryrachi (Fthiotis), George Kordis studied Theology at the University of Athens (1975-1979), while at the same time he had free lance studies on painting and Byzantine hagiography.  He has a PhD in Theology from the University of Athens (1991).  He continued his studies on painting, fresco and mosaic at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (1987-1989).  He also took lessons in etching with the engraver Photis Mastichiadis.  He had his first one-man exhibition in Piraeus (1987).  Other followed both in Greece and abroad.  He has painted the frescos at the entrance of the congregational hall of the Dochiarion Monastery at the Holy Mountain.  He has illustrated a series of books as well.  He is teaching Byzantine hagiography at the "Grove of Arts and Letters" (since 1990),  at the "Ikonourgia" [Icon creating] association, of which he is a founding member (since 1995) and at the Theological School of the University of Athens (since 1999).  His work belongs to the Byzantine iconographic tradition, but with a distinct personal style.  He lives and works in Athens.

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








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