(1895 - 1965)
Fotis Kontoglou was active/lived in Greece. Fotis Kontoglou is known for painting.
Biography Fotis Kontoglou
Aivali (1895 - Athens 1965) was a Greek writer, painter and iconographer.
In 1913, he enrolled at the Athens School of Fine Arts. From 1915 onwards, he spent a lot of time travelling to places such as Spain, France, Portugal, Angola. He afterwards moved to Paris. However, he soon returned to Asia Minor to visit his family. There he eye-witnessed the events of 1922 and he returned to Greece as a refugee. In 1923, he stayed for some time at the monasteries of Mount Athos, where he discovered the technique of Byzantine iconography. In 1933, he was invited by the Egyptian government to work for the Copt Museum. However, he decided to stay in Athens and he delivered classes of painting at the National and Kapodistrian University of A
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