Panayotis D. Cangelaris - Greek Diplomat and Collector




 "Sunset" by Achilles Droungas

"Sunset", 1976
By Achilles Droungas (1940)
Oil on canvas, 90Χ100 cm.
Inv. No.: P-4


"Red Triangle" by Achilles Droungas

"Red Triangle", 1978
By Achilles Droungas (1940)
Oil on canvas, 150Χ150 cm.
Inv. No.: P-5




Born in Piraeus, Achilles Droungas studied etching and stage scenery at the School of Fine Arts, Athens, from 1958 to 1965 with Constantine Grammatopoulos.  With state scholarships he studied on the popular houses and traditional costumes of Western Macedonia (1966) and in 1970 he moved to London where he continued at the Slade School of Fine Art until 1973 by Alfred Gross and B. Dos Santos.  With another scholarship from the Ford Foundation he stayed in the U.S.A. (1976-1977), where he followed lessons on the techniques on lithography at universities and workshops like the Tamarind Institute.  He had his first one-man exhibition in Athens (1974).  However, he participated to group shows already since 1965 and other followed both in Greece and abroad.  In 1982 he painted a mural of 45 meters for the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel, Athens.  In 1965 he was awarded with the Graphic Arts Award of the Pan-Hellenic Youth Exhibition.  His work belongs to the post-modern tendency and balances between critical realism and hyperrealism assisted with the technique of optical illusion (trompe-l'oeil).  He lives and works in Athens.

P.D.Cangelaris, Reflections upon Greek Contemporary Painting, The Cangelaris Collection, vol.1, Athens 1991








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