LYDIA VASSILIADES (Greece, Athens / act: Athens)
Lydia Christina Vassiliades: born in Athens (1957) studied Economics in Paris.
After returning to Greece, Vassiliades worked for the daily financial newspaper Express, mainly covering EU issues and foreign and financial affairs; as a reporter for the Athens News Agency (ANA) covered many European Union Summits and other political and economic events in Greece and abroad. She also collaborated with various financial magazines, including Capital, and at the same time worked as Editor-in-Chief for Europaiki Epikairotita, the magazine of the European Commission in Greece. Her cultural interests led her to produce a homage to the Greek Poets whose poems were made into songs, which was broadcasted from the National Greek Radio and Television (ERT). She is a member of the Athens Editors Daily Newspapers' Union (ESIEA).
Lydia Vassiliades is the daughter of Lydia Gravanis, a Greek expressionist painter. Among her interests are painting and writing. With faith in the care of artworks demonstrated by The American College of Greece, she kindly donated to the ACG Art collection works that throw light on the history of Greece. This donation includes works by Fratelli Alinari; Minos Argyrakis; Rahmizâde Béhâeddin; Charles Bergamasco; Carl Böhringer; Geo Boucas; Burrell & Hardman; Andonis Diamandis; Fettel & Bernard; N. Fettel & Cie; Ioannis Georgalas; Lydia Gravanis; Judges; Michele Macrakis; Jannis Maillis; Megaloconomou Bros; Luigi Montabone; Nelly's; Nicolas Pantzopopoulos; Basil Papachryssanthou; The Parisian Studios; Yannis Parmakelis; Andreas D. Reiser; Aristote Rhomaïdès; Rhomaïdès Frères; James Russell & Sons; Jacob Schlafmann; F.A. Swaine; Anna Vafia; Nicos Zographos; and various Anonymous & Unknown Artists.
[Megakles Rogakos 10/2006]
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