33 Notable alumni of
Athens School of Fine Arts

The Athens School of Fine Arts is 1214th in the world, 417th in Europe, and 5th in Greece by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 33 notable alumni from the Athens School of Fine Arts sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Yannis Kounellis

    Yannis Kounellis
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1936-2017 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Jannis Kounellis was a Greek Italian artist based in Rome. A key figure associated with Arte Povera, he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome.

  2. Yannis Tsarouchis

    Yannis Tsarouchis
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1910-1989 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    theatrical directorpaintercostume designerscenographer
    Biography

    Yannis Tsarouchis was a gay Greek modernist painter and set designer who achieved international fame, and was "known in particular for his homoerotic subjects," including soldiers, sailors, and nude males.

  3. Yannoulis Chalepas

    Yannoulis Chalepas
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1851-1938 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Yannoulis Chalepas was a Greek sculptor and a significant figure of Modern Greek art.

  4. Nikos Engonopoulos

    Nikos Engonopoulos
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1907-1985 (aged 78)
    Enrolled in the Athens School of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1932
    Occupations
    scenographerwritercostume designerpainterpoet
    Biography

    Nikos Egonopoulos was a Greek painter and poet. He is one of the most important members of "Generation of the '30s", as well as a major representative of the surrealist movement in Greece. His work as a writer also includes critique and essays.

  5. Dimitris Papaioannou

    Dimitris Papaioannou
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    choreographer
    Biography

    Dimitris Papaioannou is a Greek experimental theater stage director, choreographer and visual artist who drew media attention and acclaim with his creative direction of the Opening Ceremony of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. His varied career spans three decades and has seen him conceive and direct stage works for the Athens Concert Hall, Edafos Dance Theatre and Elliniki Theamaton, work as a costume, set and make-up designer, and published over 40 comics.

  6. Alekos Fassianos

    Alekos Fassianos
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1935-2022 (aged 87)
    Enrolled in the Athens School of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1955-1960
    Occupations
    writerlithographerpainter
    Biography

    Alekos Fassianos was a Greek painter.

  7. Rosita Sokou

    Rosita Sokou
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1923-2021 (aged 98)
    Occupations
    film critic
    Biography

    Rosita Sokou was a Greek journalist, author, playwright and translator. Sokou was one of the first women journalists in Greece and started her career as a film critic in 1946. She moved to Rome, Italy after marrying an Italian journalist and author, Manlio Maradei. Having difficulty adjusting to life and career in Italy, she moved back to Greece with her daughter to resume her work. From 1977–1983 she became a celebrity as part of a panel in the TV Show Na I Efkeria. In 1992–1993 she went on to host her own TV show at New Channel called Visitors at Night. She translated work for many authors. She was also very involved with theatre and wrote plays, adaptations and more. She also wrote books, and won awards from the French government and from Greece for her Greek journalism.

  8. Georgios Jakobides

    Georgios Jakobides
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1853-1932 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    curatorpainteruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Georgios Jakobides was a painter and one of the main representatives of the Greek artistic movement of the Munich School. He founded and was the first curator of the National Gallery of Greece in Athens.

  9. Theodoros Vryzakis

    Theodoros Vryzakis
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1814-1878 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Theodoros Vryzakis was a Greek painter, known mostly for his historical scenes. He was one of the founders of the "Munich School", composed of Greek artists who had studied in that city.

  10. Natalia Mela

    Natalia Mela
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1923-2019 (aged 96)
    Enrolled in the Athens School of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1942-1947
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Natalia Mela was a Greek sculptor. She was the granddaughter of the fighter of the Macedonian Struggle Pavlos Melas and wife of architect Aris Konstantinidis.

  11. Giorgos Zongolopoulos

    Giorgos Zongolopoulos
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1903-2004 (aged 101)
    Enrolled in the Athens School of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1924-1930
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    George Zongolopoulos was an important Greek sculptor, painter and architect. Zongolopoulos, who was often called the “eternal teenager” was a representative of the so-called “Generation of 1930s” while his work extends from the 1920s until his late life.

  12. Memos Makris

    Memos Makris
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1913-1993 (aged 80)
    Enrolled in the Athens School of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1934-1939
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Memos Makris was a prominent Greek sculptor. He spent his early childhood in Patras but his family moved to Athens in 1919. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts and soon became involved in the artistic and cultural life of the 1930s. During the German Occupation Makris joined the National Resistance. After the liberation he continued his studies in Paris. He was deported from France in 1950 due to his political allegiance to the Left and sought political asylum in Hungary. In Hungary he became an important figure in the country's political and cultural life. In 1964 he was deprived of his Greek nationality, which he regained in 1975 after the restoration of democracy in Greece. In 1979 his first retrospective exhibition in Greece took place in the National Art Gallery.

  13. George Bouzianis

    George Bouzianis
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1885-1959 (aged 74)
    Enrolled in the Athens School of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1897-1906
    Occupations
    artistpainter
    Biography

    George Bouzianis was a major Greek expressionist painter.

  14. Ioannis Altamouras

    Ioannis Altamouras
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1852-1878 (aged 26)
    Occupations
    paintermarine art
    Biography

    Ioannis Altamouras was a Greek painter of the 19th century famous for his paintings of seascapes.

  15. Spiros Vassiliou

    Spiros Vassiliou
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1902-1985 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in the Athens School of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1921-1926
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Spyros Vassiliou was a Greek painter, printmaker, illustrator, and stage designer. He became widely recognized for his work starting in the 1930s, when he received the Benaki Prize from the Athens Academy. The recipient of a Guggenheim Prize for Greece (in 1960), Spyros Vassiliou's works have been exhibited in galleries throughout Europe, in the United States, and Canada.

  16. Nikolaos Lytras

    Nikolaos Lytras
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1883-1927 (aged 44)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Nikolaos Lytras was a Greek modernist painter who specialized in portraits, still-lifes and landscapes.

  17. Périclès Pantazis

    Périclès Pantazis
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1849-1884 (aged 35)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Périclès Pantazis was a major Greek impressionist painter of the 19th century who gained a great reputation as an artist initially in Belgium.

  18. Thodoros Papagiannes

    Thodoros Papagiannes
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Enrolled in the Athens School of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1960-1965
    Occupations
    sculptoruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Theodoros Papagiannis is a Greek sculptor. His work is held by many collections and stands in public places in Greece and elsewhere, including his sculpture "The Runners" at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

  19. Georgios Prokopiou

    Georgios Prokopiou
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1876-1940 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    photographerpainterdocumentary filmmaker
    Biography

    Georgios Prokopiou was a Greek war artist, photographer and documentary film maker. He also served as court painter to Emperor Menelik II and was a recipient of the Greek Military Cross.

  20. Dimitar Dobrovich

    Dimitar Dobrovich
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1816-1905 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Dimitar Georgiev Dobrovich was the first academically-trained Bulgarian painter and a participant in the revolutions of 1848 in the Italian states.

  21. John Christoforou

    John Christoforou
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1921-2014 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    John Christoforou was a British painter of Greek heritage. He spent his childhood in Greece, but returned to England in 1938. With the outbreak of the war he joined the Royal Air Force, where he flew missions in the Far East

  22. Spiridon Vikatos

    Spiridon Vikatos
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1874-1960 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    painteruniversity teacherartist
    Biography

    Spyridon Vikatos was a Greek painter, one of the later members of the Munich School.

  23. Nikolaos Vokos

    Nikolaos Vokos
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1854-1902 (aged 48)
    Occupations
    sculptorpainter
    Biography

    Nikolaos Vokos was a Greek painter of the Munich School art movement.

  24. Giorgos Sikeliotis

    Giorgos Sikeliotis
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1917-1984 (aged 67)
    Enrolled in the Athens School of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1935-1940
    Occupations
    engraverpaintercostume designerscenographer
    Biography

    Giorgos Sikeliotis was a Greek painter and engraver.

  25. Ioannis Oikonomou

    Ioannis Oikonomou
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1860-1931 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Ioannis Oikonomou was a Greek painter, xylographer, engraver and amateur athlete.

  26. Yannis Poulakas

    Yannis Poulakas
    Years
    1863-1942 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    iconographerpainter
    Biography

    Ioannis Poulakas, the Greek painter and scenographer, was born on 1 January 1863 in Agios Georgios Nileias in the periphery of Volos (then part of the Ottoman Empire) and died, 79 years old, in Athens on 21 February 1942. Poulakas was professionally concerned primarily with scenography and secondarily with painting.

  27. Yannis Stavrou

    Yannis Stavrou
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Yannis Stavrou is a contemporary Greek artist, painter.

  28. Eleni Paschalidou Zongolopoulou

    Eleni Paschalidou Zongolopoulou
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1909-1991 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Eleni Zongolopoulou was a Greek painter. During her artistic career she followed the movements of Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism and Abstract art. She was wife of the sculptor George Zongolopoulos.

  29. Dimitrios Geraniotis

    Dimitrios Geraniotis
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1871-1960 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Dimitrios Geraniotis was a Greek portrait painter and professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts.

  30. Ioannis Zacharias

    Ioannis Zacharias
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1845-1873 (aged 28)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Ioannis Zacharias was a Greek painter.

  31. Spiros Pizanis

    Spiros Pizanis
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1870-1927 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Spiros Pizanis (Greek: Σπύρος Πιζάνης; (1870, Corfu - 1927, Rome) was a Greek painter; one of their first Impressionists.

  32. Yiannis Psychopedis

    Yiannis Psychopedis
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in the Athens School of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1963-1968
    Occupations
    university teacherpainter
    Biography

    Jannis Psychopedis was born in 1945 and he is one of the main Greek exponents of artistic Critical Realism, an art movement that developed in Europe after the political and social upheavals of 1968. The May 1968 student rebellions in France, the Prague Spring uprising in Czechoslovakia, and the coup d'état establishing the Greek military junta of 1967-1974 were catalysts for this group.

  33. Yannis Parmakelis

    Yannis Parmakelis
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1932-.. (age 90)
    Enrolled in the Athens School of Fine Arts
    Studied in 1952-1958
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Yiannis Parmakelis is a Greek sculptor best known for his metal statues and medals.