Antonis Kotidis, Professor of Art History, Aristotle University of Thessanloniki, Greece

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 14:45

From May 2, 3 & 5. Two seminars and a public lecture on Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Greek Art "A Survey of the Art of the 19th Century in Greece (1840-1900)" "A Survey of the Art of the 20th Century in Greece: From Modernism to Post-Modernism" "Greek Art and National Identity: Issues of a Regional Reception of Modernism in the Interwar Period" Dr. Antonis Kotidis is Professor of Art History in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. He studied History and Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and was awarded his Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Athens in 1982. He has studied Western art (from the Middle Ages to the present) at institutions, museums, private collections and art galleries in Europe and the USA. Among his publications are the books: The Painter Maleas (Thessaloniki, 1982), On Parthenis (Thessaloniki, 1984), Modernism and "Tradition" in the Greek Art of the Interwar Period (Thessaloniki, 1993), Greek Painting of the 19th Century (Athens, 1995), Maleas (Athens, 2000), Alexis Barkoff (Athens, 2000), Post-War Greek Art:1948-2000 (Athens, 2000), Triantafyllidis: An Alternative Style in Painting of the Greek Thirties (Thessaloniki,2002). He has participated in collective editions, among others, the Greek edition of Rizzoli's Raphael (Athens, 1995), World Art Volume of the Educational Greek Encyclopedia (Athens, 1998), Tetsis (Athens, 1999), Dictionary of Greek Artists: Melissa (Athens 1997-2000), The History of Greek Nation: Ekdotike, XVI, (Athens, 2000), National Gallery, The Centennial : Four Centuries of Greek Painting (Athens, 2000). He has published numerous essays in art historical periodicals and freelance articles in the dailies I Kathimerini and To Vima. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of The National Gallery, Athens, and has served as Chariman and Vice-President of the State Theatre of Northern Greece. This event was sponsored by the Alexander Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA)