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KYRIACOS LAZARIDES (Belgium, Louvain b. 1957 / act: Greece, Athens)

Kyriacos Lazarides Kyriacos Lazarides was born on 28 November 1957 in Louvain, Belgium. He was brought up in Greece, and graduated from the Athens College. He studied painting with the following artists: Andonis Theodoridis (student of Spyros Papaloukas and Yannis Tsarouchis), Spyros Kalogirou, Kostas Malamos, Joanna Mitsea-Malamou, and Kostas Plakotaris. In 1980 he finished Deree College and obtained B.B.A. with double majors in Marketing Management and Sales Promotion and Advertising whereby he was a tutor in the subject for three years.

From 1980 and for the ten following years he studied painting in Paris and in Brussels at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels with the art professor Jean-Paul De Moor. He attended Holography courses at Goldsmith College in London and Lay-out lessons and printing techniques at C.A.D. in Brussels. During the 1990s he concentrated on traditional Greek painting, ancient Greek art, Hellenistic art, Fayoum portraits, Pompey, Byzantine iconography, Greek folk art, and Greek shadow theatre next to the following artists: Konstantinos Xynopoulos (student of Fotis Kondoglou), Sergio Sergiadis (Frescoes), Dimitris Hatziapostolou, and Father Stamatis Skliris. Recently he worked at the engraving studio of the Holy Monastery Simonos Petras at Mount Athos, as well as at the studio of Marcos Kampanis, for the exhibition Mount Athos Treasures as part of the Thessaloniki's European Cultural Capital events of 1997.

Between 1996-1998 Lazarides was engaged as an art teacher at the public elementary and primary school of Varkiza. Since 1997 he worked as a tutor in Byzantine Iconography at the Hellenic Education private school. The exhibition entitled Praxis - Athletes took place at the Greek Cultural Center Saint John Theologos in Stockholm, Sweden, and at Galerie Manat in Brussels, Belgium.

Kyriacos Lazarides currently teaches painting at the Continuing Education program of The American College of Greece.

[Megakles Rogakos 01/2005]

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