Giorgos Mavroidis

Giorgos Mavroidis (1912-2003)

was a well known Greek painter of landscapes, portraits, figure subjects and interiors. He was born in Piraeus, Greece of Cypriot descent, and spent his childhood in Cyprus. In 1930 he entered the University of Athens where he studied law and politics. After the war he joined the diplomatic service and in 1950 was appointed to a position in the Greek Consulate in Paris. It was in Paris that he made friends with various well known artists and during his time there he studied painting and exhibited his work. Back in Greece, in 1959 he was appointed Professor of Fine Art and became Dean in 1975. Mavroidis exhibited his paintings extensively in Greece, London, and in other international exhibitions, including in the Third Biennial of Sao Paulo 1955, Sao Paulo Biennial D 1957, Alexandria Biennale 1962, and the Venice Biennale 1966. He died in Athens. In 2004 an exhibition of his work was held at Hydra Museum in collaboration with the Benaki Museum.

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