Vasso Katraki was a leading figure of 20th century Greek art. She was born Vasso Leonardou Katraki on 5 July 1914 and died on 27 December 1998. She studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts - ASFA under Constantinos Parthenis and then joined Yannis Kefallinos' engraving class. She grafted her art with autobiographical references and allusions to Greece's troubled recent history, from World War II to the resistance movement, the civil war and the military junta. Katraki participated in many exhibitions abroad and, in 1966, at the Venice Biennale, she won the prestigious Tamarind award.
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PAPASTAMOS / VAKALO / THEODOROPOULOS / PETRIS / SPITERIS / LAMBRAKIS / PROKOPIOU / ANDREADIS Vasso Katrakis: Engravings 1980 National Gallery, Athens
STAVROPOULOS, COSTAS Vasso Katraki: Giving Life to Stone 2010 Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens