Panayotis D. Cangelaris - Greek Diplomat and Collector



 "The Joy of Liberty" by Jeanne Persaki

"The Joy of Liberty", 1989
By Jeanne Persaki (1921-2008)
Oil on canvas, 120Χ90 cm.
Inv. No.: P-99


"The Clown" by Jeanne Persaki

"The Clown", 1995
By Jeanne Persaki (1921-2008)
Oil on canvas, 130Χ100 cm.
Inv. No.: P-100


JEANNE PERSAKI (1921-2008)

Born in Athens, Jeanne Persaki started working at the early age of eight with artists Eleftheria Stathopoulou, Phanis Galanos and Dimitris Davis.  She continued her studies in Paris (1946-1955), initially at the workshop of Fernand Léger (painting) and later at the École des Beaux Arts (fresco) with the help of a French government scholarship, while at the same time she attended lessons in painting, design and ceramics, worked at the workshops of André Lhote and Georges Souverbie and studied at the Academy Grande Chaumière.  Having participated in group shows already since 1945, she had her first solo exhibition in Athens (1955).  Since then she has presented paintings and ceramics in one-woman and group exhibitions both in Greece and abroad.  From 1957 to 1982 she organized and directed the painting and etching workshops of Y.W.C.A. Athens as well.  She has also created ceramic surfaces and frescos on central buildings in Athens and Piraeus.  Her work is abstract with distinct cubist quests.  She is the mother of painter Eva Persaki.  Jeanne Persaki passed away in Athens (2008).

P.D.Cangelaris, Reflections upon Greek Contemporary Painting, The Cangelaris Collection, vol.2, Athens 1999








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