Moralis Yiannis (1916-2009) | Zoumboulakis Galleries

Moralis Yiannis (1916-2009)

Moralis Yiannis (1916-2009)

Born in Arta, in 1916.
He settled permanently in Athens in 1927.
He graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts in 1936. He then moved to Rome and Paris on a scholarship by the Academy of Athens. In Paris he studied painting and the art of fresco at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, as well as mosaic at the Ecole des Arts et Métiers.
In 1947 he was elected Professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts, where he remained until 1983.
In 1958 he represented Greece at the Venice Biennial together with the artists Antonis Sochos and Yiannis Tsarouchis.
A year later, in 1959, he plans the linear composition of the Northwest and Southeast side of the hotel HILTON in Athens.
He has illustrated books by Odysseas Elytis, Giorgos Seferis etc., created murals and etchings in a variety of media, designed sets and costumes for the National Theatre of Greece, the Karolos Koun Art Theatre and the Greek Chorodrama.
His paintings belong in public and private collections in Greece and abroad.


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"Drawings 1934-1994", Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens
"Painting", Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens
Solo Exhibition, Bazaiou Tower, Naxos, Greece
Retrospective exhibition, Cyclades Art Gallery, Syros, Greece
Angels, Poetry, Music, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
He designs two mural compositions for the metro station, "Panepistimio" Metro station, Athens, Greece
Solo Exhibition , Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, Greece
Retrospective exhibition, Academy of Athens, Greece
Solo Exhibition, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, Greece
Retrospective exhibition of his works, National Gallery of Athens, Greece
Solo Exhibition , Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, Greece
"Full Moon", Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, Greece
"Epithalamion", Iolas - Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, Greece
Solo Exhibition, Hilton Gallery, Athens, Greece
He designs the linear composition for the N.W. and S.E. walls of the hotel, HILTON, Athens, Greece


''City of the Games. A journey to Contemporary Greek painting'', Technopolis of the City of, Athens, Greece
Participation in the Venice Biennale, Italy

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