Item # FA-004
Aristomenis Angelopoulos (
An Abstract oil on canvas, Signed
LR "Angelopoulos", Canvas 26.5" X 15" + frame.
Biographical information (Translated from Greek Wikipedia)
He was born in Volos , and was the eleventh and last
child of a Volo's family. Shortly after birth has lost his mother.
Received its first painting lessons close to compatriot John
Poylakathalassografo. In 1916 he lost and his father, so he decided to
leave for the Mansoyra of Egypt, where lived a brother. In 1918 he went
to Alexandria to study close to the painter Dimitri Litsa. From 1924 to
1930, ventured in Munich and Paris, to get to know contemporary
tendencies of paintings in academies, art galleries and museums.
In 1930, he moved to Alexandria and pioneered the establishment of the
Cultural Center "L'Atelier", which evolved into attraction and
reference point for Mrs. litechniki's Greek community and life of the
whole city. During World War II, he became acquainted with the Stratis
Tsirkas and participated in activities to help the Greek people, who
suffered from the hardships of Occupation. From 1955 to 1960, he served
as Director of Painting at Area Technical Institute of Khartoum in
Sudan. In 1960, he left Sudan to permanently installed in Paris.
In Paris, Angelopoulos met and married the French painter Lily Masson
(Lily Masson), daughter of the famous surrealist painter André
Masson. Came into contact with the more contemporary currents of the
time and so he quit for a while, the oil paintings with portraits and
landscapes, to turn to the more abstract collage. A few years later
left and abstract artto create landscapes inspired by the Parisian
landscape, but also the Mediterraneansea. The landscapes those, stand
out for their photographic realism and their unique Mediterranean
light. In many of the past his paintings portrayed the contemporary
middle-class guy to direct himself some anazi vent on city streets.
Angelopoulos's works were presented in numerous solo and group
exhibitions in Egypt, the Sudan, Italy, to France, in Luxembourg and
Greece. Among other things, in 1951 he participated in the Venice
Biennale, the period 1952 to 1954 at the Biennale of Alexandria, in
1962 the report «Greek painters and sculptors of Paris " at the
Museum of modern art of the French capital, and in 1983 at an
exhibition in the National Gallery of Greece. In 2007, in his home
town, the municipality of Volos honoured him with a retrospective
exhibition of his works.
By his first wife had one daughter, Hebe architektonissa Angelopoulos,
and the last had a granddaughter, also artist Marigo Blaikoy.