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VERA HOUTZOUMIS (Greece, Athens 1920-2007 / act: Athens, Paris, New York)

Vera Houtzoumis Vera Houtzoumis was born on 21 March 1920 in Athens, Greece. She enrolled at the Philosophical Faculty of the National & Kapodistrian University, Athens (1947-1948). She continued with studies in the history of art at the École du Louvre, Paris (1948-1950), and studied painting at the Académie Julian (1951-1958) with A. Plasson. In 1964-1966 she lived in New York.

Vera Houtzoumis presented the following personal exhibitions: Peinture Choisies, Galerie Bonaparte, Paris (1957); Peinture, Galerie Cimaise, Paris (1957); Club International Féminin, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (1957); New Painters, Thessaloniki (1958); Summer Exhibition, Gallerie Zygos, Athens (1958); Autumn Exhibition, Gallerie Zygos, Athens (1958); Sarla Gallery, Voula (1958); Concours International de la Peinture Etrangère, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris (1959); Union des Femmes Peintres et Sculpteurs: 75e Salon, Palais des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris, Paris (1959); Group de Mai 1959, Galerie Belle Chasse, Paris (1959); Exposition International de Tableaux, Paris (1959); Group d'Abstraits, Galerie Chimaise, Paris (1960); Salon des Femmes, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris (1960); 4eme Salon International de Peinture, Centre Valery-Larbaud, Vichy (1960); 5th Panhellenic Exhibition, Zappeion Megaron, Athens (1960); Glaros Gallery, Mykonos Island (1960); Clio Gallery, Hydra Island (1960); Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens (1960); Salon du Prix Friez, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris (1961); Salon des Femmes Peintres, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris (1961); La Grèce à Paris, Galerie Art du Printemps, Paris (1961); Salon des Femmes Peintres et Sculpteurs, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris (1961); 5eme Salon International de Peinture, Centre Valery-Larbaud, Vichy (1961); L'Art Moderne en Grèce: Peinture & Sculpture, Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens (1964); Waverely Gallery, New York (1965); Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford, Ontario, Canada (1966); Aquarelle, Antenor Art Gallery, Athens (1984); Topoi (Locations): Aspects of Art through the Collection of the Macedonian Museum of Modern Art, Benaki Museum, Athens (2007); and Forms of Abstraction 1960-1980, Kappatos Art Gallery, Athens (2007).

Vera Houtzoumis passed away on 23 June 2007 in Athens.

[Megakles Rogakos 03/2009]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
KOUTSOURIS, TASOS Forms of Abstraction 1960-1980 2007 Kappatos Art Gallery, Athens

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