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EVANGELOS KOUZOUNIS (Greece, Athens b. 1944 / act: Athens)

Evangelos Kouzounis Evangelos Kouzounis was born in 1944 in Athens . His father Konstantine was also a painter from Koutali Island in the Propontis. His mother was from Sivrisar in Smyrna . Kouzounis was a boarder at the Zannio School, Ekali (1953-1955). There he painted the building and created his first works. Zannio awarded him a diligence prize and appointed him its flag-bearer. While at Zannio he was given the opportunity to deliver an honourable address to Konstantine Karamanlis. He was a night pupil at the high school, in order to work as an assistant during the mornings at the workshop of his uncle, the painter George Kouzounis, for the creation of giant posters for the cinema. He enrolled at the Athens School of Fine Arts to study painting with Yannis Moralis (1964-1968) and design, advertising and stage-design with Vassilis Vassliadis (1966-1968). He became director of the Stage-Design Department of the Armed Forces Information Service - YENED (1971-1972). He served as professor of free-hand drawing at the 'Tomi' tutorial school for the preapartion of architecture candidate students. He received a scholarship by the Hellenic Organization of Small Medium Sized Enterprises & Handicrafts to study at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d' Art with C. Fleury (1973-1976). He studied interior architecture with M. Dolivet (1973-1974); synthetic materials with M. Cante (1974-1975); and sculpture with M. Volti.

Evangelos Kouzounis presented the following personal exhibitions: Athens Art Gallery (1976); Gazette Bookshop, Athens (1977); Sporadon Street, Athens Art Gallery (1984); The Kisses, Epoches Art Gallery, Kifissia, Greece (1984, 2007); Polyla Srteet, Agathi Bookshop, Athens (1986); Evangelos Kouzounis: Small Retrospective, Prisma Gallery, Rhodes Island, Greece (1986); Titanium Art Gallery, Athens (1988, 2004); and Tzavela Street, Titanium Art Gallery (1994); The Kisses, Zakynthos Art Gallery, Zakynthos Island, Greece (1997); and The Kisses, EP-ES Gallery, Elounda, Crete, Greece (1998). He also took part in the following group exhibitions: Panhellenic Painting Competition for Secondary Schools, Zappeion Hall, Athens (1960) [...]

Evangelos Kouzounis continues to live and work in Athens.

[Megakles Rogakos 03/2007]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
KOUZOUNIS, EVANGELOS E. Kouzounis 2004 Titanium Art Gallery, Athens

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