at Argostoli, Diana Antonakatou
studied painting with Costas Parthenis and etching with Yannis
Kefallinos at the School of Fine Arts, Athens
She had her first solo exhibition in Athens (1953). Her work
exhibited in many solo and group shows in several Greek cities as
well. She illustrated a number of books, newspapers,
and calendars and had issued albums with her work depicting several
regions of Greece (Cephalonia 1957, Ionian Islands 1966, Argolis 1968,
Nauplion 1971, Greek Monasteries 1976 and 1979, Messinia 1984 and
Nauplion 1988). Together with painting she was engaged in
journalism, literature and historical research and was awarded by the
Academy of Athens, the Ministry of Culture, the "Twelve" a.o.
Combining impressionism with expressionism, she had created a
distinctive personal style in her work where the limpidity of colours
is dominant. Diana Antonakatou passed away in Athens (2011).
Reflections upon Greek Contemporary Painting, The Cangelaris