Yiannis Spyropoulos

Yiannis Spyropoulos
Γιάννης Σπυρόπουλος
Born(1912-03-12)March 12, 1912
Pylos, Greece
DiedMay 18, 1990(1990-05-18) (aged 78)
Athens, Greece
NationalityGreek
EducationAthens School of Fine Arts,
École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
Known forPainting
AwardsFirst prize of the Academy of Athens

Yiannis Spyropoulos (Greek: Γιάννης Σπυρόπουλος) (March 12, 1912 – May 18, 1990) was a famous Greek painter of the second half of the 20th century.

Life and work

Spyropoulos was born in Pylos of Messenia. In 1933 he was accepted at the Athens School of Fine Arts. His teachers included Spyridon Vikatos, Oumbertos Argyros and Epameinondas Thomopoulos. Eight years later the Academy of Athens rewards Spyropoulos with the first prize and the opportunity to study in the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. During his studies he was taught by Charles-François-Prosper Guérin.

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