Yiannis Moralis (1916-2009) was one of the most prominent Greek artists of the 20th century. His election to the School of Fine Arts and his didactic work there for 35 consecutive years (from February 1948 to August 1983 in particular) proved to be of decisive importance in relation to a number of choices and orientations of the visual arts production in Greece years that followed.
From the age of 15 he studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts under Umbertos Argyros and Konstantinos Parthenis. In 1936 he received a grant from this school to study for a year in Rome. After this, he went to Paris to study fresco and mural work at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He also studied mosaic at the École des Arts et Métiers. From 1947 Moralis taught at the Athens School of Fine Arts until his retirement in 1983.
In 1965 he composed ten compositions as illustrations for the poems in the Poems by Giorgos Seferis (Nobel laureate), the Icarus publications. This work is a silkscreen of one of his coloured drawing for the Seferis's poems (Painting Comment IV). The print is signed lower right by the artist and numbered (edition 36/160). Label from the Zoumboulakis Galleries on the reverse. Framed.and glazed.
This print was donated to FARA Teddington.
This work was available at Roseberys: Art & Antiques sale - on Saturday 5th October.