THE CANGELARIS COLLECTION
1995/96 By Yiannis
Tempera on paper, 76Χ56 cm.
Inv. No.: P-108
Yannis Valavanidis studied at the School of Fine Arts painting, etching
and mosaics with Yannis Moralis and Constantine Grammatopoulos
He had his first one-man show in
but had already participated to group exhibitions since 1958. Other solo and group shows
followed in Greece and
He was member of "Art Group
A'" (1965-1967), of the group "New Greek Realists" (1971-1973), of the
"Group for the Communication and Education in Fine Arts" (1979-1986)
and of the "Contemporary Art League" (1979-1984).
He had illustrated a number of books and poetry collections. He was professor (1982-2006) and Deputy Dean
(2001-2004) at the School
of Fine Arts where he teached painting and mosaics.
His work belongs to the
critical realism. Yannis
Valavanidis passed away in
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