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Parthenis Konstantinos

Date of birth: 01-01-1878
Date of death: 01-01-1967
Art Works 248


Alexandria 1878 - Athens 1967

With K. Maleas and Bouzianis, he is considered one of the three "fathers" of Modern Greek art. He studied painting in Rome and at the Academy of Arts in Vienna from 1897 to 1903. He was installed in Athens for four years, but he also travelled throughout Greece, by painting religious subjects to decorate churches such as the one of Ag. Nikolaos in Poros. In 1907, he went to Cairo, to Paris and Corfu and finally he returned permanently to Athens in 1917.
He was one of the most important members of the group "Techni". His works were displayed in a large exhibition at the Zappeio Hall in 1920. His style was extended to a lyrical impressionism which tended towards a particularly personal expressionist viewpoint characterised by harmonic geometric elements and chromatic simplicity. Between 1929 and 1947, he taught at the School of Fine Arts of Athens, where he had a powerful influence on many young artists. His contribution to Modern Greek painting was significant in terms of distancing from the academic tradition and moving towards the liberal artistic movements.