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ALEXANDROS M. VALVIS (Greece, Athens b. 1952 / act: Athens - Auxburg - Munich - Stuttgart)

Alexandros M. Valvis Alexandros M. Valvis was born on 29 April 1952 in Athens, Greece. He studied maquette design and interior architecture at the Athens Technological Organization - ATE of Constantinos A. Doxiadis (1969-1974), and graphic art at the Deutsches Institut für Grafik und Design, Athens (1974-1977). Between 1978-1996 he lived in Auxburg, Munich and Stuttgart, Germany. He trained in stage design at the Brecht Teater of Augsburg in 1979. Between 1980-1996 he worked as a freelance graphic designer and artist in Munich. He inaugurated his studio in Munich in 1987 and then he moved his studio to Athens in 1996. In 2003 Valvis revealed a permanent relief composition throughout the platform length of ISAP (Electric Railways of Athens - Piraeus) station of Nea Ionia. His composition entitled "Pissideia" includes images of the lost homelands in Asia Minor, thus harmoniously connecting the new work with the region's history.

Alexandros M. Valvis continues to live and work as a freelance designer and artist in Athens. He is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece - EETE, and of the Federal Association of Fine Artists - BBK of Munich.

[Megakles Rogakos 04/2007]

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