Beauty lies behind what you feel, not behind what you see

ALEKOS FASSIANOS

Born in 1935 in Athens, Greece, he trained in music but went on to study painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts of the National Technical University of Athens – NTUA (1956-1960) where Yiannis Moralis was his principal instructor. In 1960 he received a scholarship from the French government to study lithography at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris under A. Clairin and G. Dayez. After a brief phase in which he was influenced by abstract art (1957-1958), Fassianos quickly adopted a very personal style, which would serve him faithfully in his figurative painting. Already in 1960 he had cultivated his own anthropocentric style which over the years gradually evolved into a veritable visual treatise on everyday life. Fassianos painting has become a symbol of the Greek nation and a reflection of postwar society.

He has participated in more than 80 solo shows and has exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, notably in Athens, Paris, London, Geneva and throughout Europe, as well as in Dubai, Russia, Tokyo, New York, Sao Paulo and Melbourne.

In addition to private collections, his art works can be found in museums in France: Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris; the «MAEGHT» Foundation, Saint-Paul-de- Vence, Centre Pompidou, Paris.

The French Government honored him with its most prestigious award in 2013: The Order of the Legion of Honor. He was awarded by the Academy of Athens in 1999 and by the Russian Government in 2015 for his contribution to the Arts.

“It’s fantastic and semiological that the greatest painter of our time [Alekos Fassianos] was born in Greece …” Philippe Caloni, Combat newspaper, December 1970

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PAINTINGS

Artistic production

3 categories of Alekos Fassianos paintings

“He whose name I write, the name I learned to pronounce: Fassianos, Oh, Fassianos! I remember those first days when the surprise hit me – it was a new way to love.”

Louis Aragon, “Fassianos Facing the Sky”

DIGITAL ARCHIVE - INTERVIEWS

A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE ARTISTS’ MOST IMPORTANT MOMENTS

CHRONOLOGY

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A historical overview of the artists’ most important accolades

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PUBLICATIONS

Publications and books

The archive is divided into 6 subcategories. Publications and books The archive is divided into 6 subcategories.
Fasianos Alekos-6th Grade Grammar book
Fasianos Alekos-Exhibition Catalogue
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AWARDS

Awards and distinctions

COMMANDEUR DE L'ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES
Honorable citizen of Alimos
Honorable citizen of Hydra
Honorable citizen of Corfu
First level award by the Russian Academy of Arts
Commander of the Legion of Honor by the French Ambassador in Greece
Officer of the Order of the Arts and Letters by the then Minister of Culture Frederic Mitterrand
Award by the Academy of Athens
Order Of Arts And Letters by the then Minister of Culture Jacques Lang
Commander of the Order of the Phoenix by the President of the Greek Republic Mr. Stefanopoulo