THE CANGELARIS COLLECTION
Artist's Mother", 1988 by Chronis Botsoglou
Oil on canvas, 64Χ37 cm.
Born in Thessalonica,
Chronis Botsoglou studied at
the School of Fine Arts, Athens (1960-1965) with Yannis Moralis and
subsequently continued his studies by the help of a state scholarship
in Paris at theÉcole des Beaux
Arts (1970-1972).He had his first
solo exhibition in Athens (1964). He
exhibited his work in Thessalonica too and participated in group
exhibitions in Greece and abroad. He was a member
of the "Art Group A" (1960-1967), the "Young Greek Realists" group
(1971-1973) and the "Group for Communication and Education in Art"
(1976-1981), as well as the "Etching Centre" since 1988. He
illustrated a series of poetry collections and written many essays
on fine arts. At the outset he taught design at a private
(1974-1976), but since 1989 he was teaching
painting at the School of Fine Arts, where he had been also elected
rector. His work moves in the region of
objectivity with prevalent expressionist characteristics. Chronis
Botsoglou passed away in Athens (2022).
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