Spyros Vassiliou (born
in Galaxidi in 1903 -
died in Athens in 1985) was one of the
most prolific and well-known Greek artists
of his time. Primarily a painter, he did
wood-carving, illustrations, stage
and costume designs and
much more; also a teacher and art critic. He became widely
recognized for his work when he received the Benaki Prize
by the Academy of Athens
for which he was assigned to paint the interior
of the Agios Dionysios Church in Kolonaki.
He composed more than 5,000 works of art within his lifetime.
His art is characterized by the teachings
of folk and Byzantine art and their combination with modern artistic
Vassiliou operated for 12 consecutive years
from 2004 until February 2016, when it closed its
doors to the public. During its operation, the museum held numerous
exhibitions, educational programs, tours, events and much more. Vassiliou's family continues its
preserving and promoting his work.
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