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Lydia VassiliadesLYDIA VASSILIADES (Greece, Athens / act: Athens)

Lydia Christina Vassiliades was born in Athens. She studied Economics at the Université Paris 1 & 8.

Over many years she worked for the daily financial newspaper Express, mainly covering issues of foreign and financial affairs, regarding the European Economic Community and the European Union. Since 1983 Vassiliades has been working as a reporter for the Athens News Agency (ANA). Alongside her various duties Vassiliades covered many European Union Summits and other political and economic events in Greece and abroad (summits of the Heads of State and Government, the European Union Council of Ministers, the European Parliament, and the Council of Europe, etc). She also collaborated with various magazines mainly of financial interest, including Capital. Between 1986 and 2000 she worked as Editor-in-Chief for European Update, the magazine of the European Commission in Greece . Parallel to the aforementioned activities, her cultural interests led her to produce a homage to the Greek Poets, whose poems have been set to music, which was broadcast at the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT). She is a member of the Athens Editors Daily Newspapers' Union (ESIEA).

Lydia Vassiliades is daughter of the Greek expressionist painter Lydia Gravanis. Owing to the highly artistic origin of her family, Vassiliades has in her possession an important collection of artworks. 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.

Lydia Vassiliades continues to live and work in Athens.

[Megakles Rogakos 10/2006]

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