KYRITSOPOULOS Alexis

Painter

Born in Athens in 1943, he studied Law at the Athens Law School (1962-1965) but never graduated. He published drawings in newspapers and magazines until 1967. In summer of 1967 he moved to Paris. He attended the Printmaking Course at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. In 1970 he attended the École des Recherches sur les Arts plastiques et l’ Environnement. Since 1975, when he moved back to Greece, he has been making illustrations for books, posters, book and LP covers, solo exhibitions, collaborating with singer Dionysis Savvopoulos at music programmes, he has been working on children shows, props and sets for three films. He has also been working with the universities of Thessaloniki and Ioannina on illustration projects for textbooks of the French language for Primary and Secondary Education. He has also published books with stories based on poems by famous Greek poets of the 1930s Generation (Seferis, Engonopoulos, Ritsos, Sarantaris). His book on Engonopoulos won the Greek State Award for Illustrated Children’s Book in 2014. He lives and works in Athens.

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Exhibitions

Alexis Kyritsopoulos – 2006

28 Feb 2006 - 24 Mar 2006
Athens