THE CANGELARIS COLLECTION
1984 By Dimosthenis
Acrylic on paper, 56Χ75 cm.
Inv. No.: P-33
Born at Piraeus,
Dimosthenis Kokinidis studied in
1950 and for two years at the School for Economic and Commercial
Sciences, Athens and in 1952 he entered the School of Fine Arts, where
he studied painting until 1958 with Yannis Moralis and Spiros
He continued his studies with a two
years scholarship of the Italian government and in 1972 with another of
the Ford Foundation.He
presented his work in Greece and abroad and had his first one-man
exhibition in the island of Hydra (1962).
From 1960 to 1967 he
participated at the activities of the
"Art Group I" for the promotion of art at the general public, an effort
continued after 1974 with a different perception by the "Group for the
Communication and Education in Art". Since
1976 he was Professor in the School of Fine Arts, where he taught
painting until 1997 and was elected Dean of the School for the years
At the same time he published a series of articles and studies on art
subjects. At his work abstract expressionism and lyric
representation coexist in order to formulate a distinct personal idiom. Dimosthenis
Kokinidis passed away
in Athens (2020).
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