(1892 - 1938)
Kimon Nicolaides was active/lived in New York / France. Kimon Nicolaides is known for drawing, abstract painting, teaching, camouflage and map making.
Biography Kimon Nicolaides
Kimon Nicolaides was born in Washington DC in 1891. He grew up exposed to the aesthetic experience because his Greek father imported Asian artefacts. He knew early that he wanted to be a painter, and faced with his parents’ opposition, he ended by running away from home to go to New York.
There he enrolled at the Art Students League, and supported himself with odd jobs ranging from being a film extra (he played an art student!) to framing pictures. His father eventually relented when he saw his son’s devotion to his vocation, and paid for his studies.
Nicolaides volunteered when World War I broke out, serving as a camouflage artist for the US. Interestingly, part of his duties entailed work on contour m
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