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The Santorini Icon Painter Whose Work is Exhibited Around the World

The Santorini icon painter, whose work is exhibited around the world, is a quirky fellow-- intelligent, quick wit and maybe eccentric..

John Craxton: The British Painter with a Greek Soul

British painter John Craxton, who lived from 1922 until 2009, is known for his iconic depiction of his beloved second home—Greece. The life and work of this extraordinary philhellene are the subjects of a new exhibition called "John Craxton: A...

Greece’s Celebrated Painter Alekos Fassianos Dies at 86

Greece's celebrated painter Alekos Fassianos died on Sunday in Athens. He was 86. Influenced by abstract art, Fassianos adopted a personal anthropocentric style and was given awards by the French and Russian governments. Born on December 16, 1935, Fassianos studied violin...

The Greek Painter who Adorned US Capitol with Exquisite Art

The Greek-Italian painter Constantino Brumidi was one of the most influential artists who ever contributed his talents to the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Brumidi, who had an Italian mother, was born in Rome, but his father was a Greek...

Greek Painter Transforms Abandoned Buildings in Crete (photos)

A Greek painter has given new life to abandoned buildings in remote villages of Crete, Greece. Voula Ladoukaki has taken upon the task of transforming buildings that are left in ruins in the prefecture of Heraklion. In an interview with the...

Greek Painter's Villa to be Sold at Auction

Several Greek and French businessmen are interested in buying the luxurious villa of renowned Greek painter Yiannis Moralis. The villa is located on the island of Aegina, Greece and was designed by the renowned Greek architect Aris Konstantinidis. It is...

Famous Greek Artist Chryssa Passes Away

Internationally renowned Greek sculptor and painter Chryssa passed away on Monday morning at the age of 84. The Greek artist had initially studied social welfare in Athens, but  on the advice of a leading art critic, in 1953 she went to Paris...

El Greco’s Works to be Exhibited in Nicosia

Cyprus, in a bid to leave their mark on the country's Presidency of the Council of the EU 2012 starting in July, have planned an exhibition presenting works of El Greco for this October. The Leventeion Municipal Museum, situated in...