Alekos Fassianos born in 1935 is one of the most prominent Green painter in the Thirties. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Athens and continued his studies at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. With a French state scholarship he was able to study lithography and eventually received one of the greatest honors of the French Republic, “Celebrities of the Officer of the Legion of Honor”. His paintings are easily recognizable with “their massive figures with flowing heads of hair, often shown in profile, and their monochrome treatment.” He is influenced by ancient Greek myth and combines them with modern sensibilities. The artist lives and works in Athens but considers France as his second home.
Images: Courtesy of Alekos Fassianos.