Vangelis Dimitreas

(1934 - 2019)

He was born in 1934 in Melissi (Korinthia). He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts under Yiannis Moralis (1958-1963) on a greek state scholarship (I.K.Y.). During the period of dictatorship he worked in Paris (1967-1975), where, along with painting, he attended the sociology of art programme at the Sorbonne and participated in the events of May '68 in Paris, artistically and politically. His first solo exhibition was held in Athens (Center for Technological Applications - K.T.E. show room, 1969). Several solo and group exhibitions followed in Greece, France and other Europe ancountries.
His interest in the social function of art was also expressed early, with his participation in the Art Group ‘A’ and, later, at the Center for Visual Arts (K.E.T.) and the Group for Communication and Education in Art. He was a founding member of the art group ‘4+’ aswell. Initially he taught at the Center for Technological Applications (K.T.E.) (1965 -1967). After he returned from Paris, he taught design at Vakalo School of Design and at ASFA (1981-1985). In 1984 he was elected professor at the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 2002 he is professor emeritus.

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