(1889 - 1963)
Ioannis Kissonerghis was active/lived in Greece, South Africa. Ioannis Kissonerghis is known for painting.
Biography Ioannis Kissonerghis
Ioannis Kissonergis was born in Nicosia. Studied medicine at the University of Athens for three years which he abandoned for the sake of Art. During his stay in Athens collaborated with various newspapers as a cartoonist. Taught drawing at the Pancyprian Gymnasium and the English School Nicosia. In 1959 Kissonergis and his family emigrated to Johannesburg, S. Africa, where he continued to create secular and religious paintings until his death. His themes mainly consist of landscapes and traditional scenes of the urban and and rural life of Cyprus. He was the first Cypriot Artist to paint from nature and the first to master the watercolor technique. His work is characterized by a concentration of detail, refined lines and delicate form
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