Alekos Fassianos is one of Greece's most popular contemporary visual artists. He was born on 25 October 1935 in Athens, Greece. He trained in music but majored in painting at the School of Fine Arts of the National Technical University of Athens - NTUA (1956-1960), Yannis Moralis serving as his chief instructor.
Fassianos participated in the 2nd Younger Artists Salon sponsored by the art journal Zygos and earned an honorary mention. He continued studying art, specializing in lithography, in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts with the help of a French government grant. On his return to Athens, he worked for various newspapers and periodicals. In 1966 Fassianos gave his first successful show at the Facchetti gallery in Paris. Long associated with the Iolas Gallery in Paris, Fassianos further enjoyed a succession of international shows in Athens, Hamburg, Japan, Milan, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, and the United States, including the following: Alekos Fassianos: All That Was Left To Us, Potnia Thiron, Athens (2008).
In 2004 the National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum in Athens organized a major tribute to Fassianos' entire work with an exhibition entitled Mythologies of Everyday Life. National Gallery director Marina Lambraki-Plaka said Fassianos' work is characterized by a "two-way relationship between extreme innovation and Greek modernism, with elements of Theophilos, Tsarouchis, ancient art and modernism".
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LAMBRAKI-PLAKA, MARINA Fassianos: Mythologies of Everyday Life 2004 National Gallery, Athens
FAUCHER, MICHEL Fassianos 1990 Adam Publications, Athens