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MICHALIS TOMBROS (Greece, Athens 1889-1974 / act: Athens)

Michalis Tombros The sculptor and academic Michalis Tombros is characterized as a pioneer artist and a modernist because he revolutionized art in Greece. Michalis Tombros was born in 1889 in Athens originating from Andros Island. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts - ASFA under Georgios Vroutos and Lazaros Sochos from 1903 to 1909 and then at the Académie Julian in Paris in 1914. Upon his return to Greece Tombros contributed decisively with his activity and work during the 1930s in the movement for the renewal of modern Greek art, consciously experimenting with newer concepts, not only of Aristide Maillol and Charles Despiau but also of the cubist and surrealist movements. He taught from 1919 until 1923 at the Architecture Department of the National Technical University of Athens - NTUA and from 1938 to to1960 at the Athens School of Fine Arts - ASFA. In 1967 he was elected member of the Academy of Athens.

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CATALOG Michalis Tombros 1979 Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation, Andros Island

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