Irene Douka-Charlesworth was born on 9 June 1938 in Athens. She graduated from Pierce College in 1956, and was much influenced by her teacher in painting, George Moschos (1906-1990). She studied urban planning at the Palmer Workshops of Open Professional & Technical Studies (1957-1958). She furthered her studies in the English language and the fine arts at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon (1958-1962). She taught English at the Panteion University, Athens (1964-1965), and the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration - ICEM (1964-1966). During her stay in North Carolina in the period 1966-1973 she studied painting at the Charlotte Museum of History. In 1973 she returned to Athens, where she continues to teach English.
Irene Douka-Charlesworth is an amateur painter. She took part in the following group exhibitions: Pierce College Alumni Artists, House of Cyprus, Athens (1995); and A Tribute to the Alumnae Artists of Pierce College, Cultural Center, The American College of Greece, Athens (2006).
Irene Douka-Charlesworth continues to live and work in Athens.
[Megakles Rogakos 06/2007]
ROGAN-ILIOPOULOU, DORA A Tribute to the Alumnae Artists of Pierce College 2006 The American College of Greece, Athens, p.51; 112; 158