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Famous Greek Painter Dimitris Mytaras Near Blind

mytarasGreek painter Dimitris Mytaras has lost 90% of his eyesight. The famous artist has been facing several health problems often leading to hospital visits.
The diagnosis that was made a few days ago, showed that the 82-year-old painter had suffered an almost complete loss of vision, thus he will not be able to paint ever again.
Dimitris Mytaras is one of the most important contemporary Greek artists that has achieved international recognition. He has been teaching at the Painting Workshop of the Athens School of Fine Arts since 1975
Dimitris Mytaras was born in Chalkis in 1934. His work is mainly inspired by the human figure, and a combination of naturalism and expressionism. From the 1960s onward, Mytaras moved in the direction of Critical Realism, while from 1975 an expressionistic approach became more and more evident in his works.
From 1953 till 1957, Mytaras studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts under Yiannis Moralis. Later on he studied stage design at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. From 1964 till 1972, he directed the Interior Decoration Workshop of the Athens Technological Institute. He has participated in more than 30 international group shows, including the 1972 Venice Biennale.

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