Panayotis D. Cangelaris - Greek Diplomat and Collector



 "Vessels Laid up" by Paris Prekas

"Vessels Laid up", 1980
By Paris Prekas (1926-1999)
Oil on canvas, 95Χ95 cm.
Inv. No.: P-16


"Scrap Ships" by Paris Prekas

"Scrap Ships", 1979
By Paris Prekas (1926-1999)
Water-colour on paper, 16Χ16 cm.
Inv. No.: P-17

  PARIS PREKAS (1926-1999)

Born in Athens, Paris Prekas studied at the School of Fine Arts (1948-1952) with Dimitris Biskinis, Umbertos Argyros and Andreas Georgiadis.  In 1963 he continued his studies in Paris with the help of a scholarship from the French government.  He had his first solo exhibition in Athens (1955).  He also participated in many group shows in Greece and abroad, including all Pan-Hellenic and the Biennales of Paris, Sao Paolo and Alexandria.  He was engaged with sculpture and jewelry and has decorated a series of public places as well.  He was awarded with the School of Fine Arts Prize (1952), the 1st Prize for Painting in Athens (1958) and the 2nd in Paris (1959), as well as with the Silver Medal for Painting in that same city (1962).  His work belongs to the area of abstract expressionism, without going away from his personal descriptive and geometric style.  Paris Prekas passed away in Athens (1999).

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








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