CM: Velmos' Portrait of Demosthenis Voutiras was executed around 1927, when at the age of 56 he published At The Land of the Wise and the Wild, the satire Through Hell, and the collection Twenty Stories. Demosthenis Voutiras (1871-1958) is an author with a most original and personal style, known as the master author of stories. He was born in the Dardanelles, grew up and matured in Piraeus and began writing from a very young age. The work of Voutiras covers the first half of the 20th century, but while he had gained international recognition (his stories were translated in French, Portuguese, Dutch, even in Turkish), he was not acknowledged by the establishment in Greece. His emergence was hailed by Grigorios Xenopoulos and Costis Palamas, who considered him to be an exceptional case in Greek literature. Hesitant were Glafkos Alithersis, Pavlos Nirvanas, I.M. Panagiotopoulos and Petros Charis.
[Megakles Rogakos 08/2006]
VELMOS, NIKOS The Frangelio Issued by Velmos 1926-1929 Athens [Greek]
LOGOTHETIS, NIKOS Nikos Velmos (1890-1930) 2006 Athens [Greek]
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time 2008 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens