Kostas Loustas (1933-)
Kostas Loustas was born in Athens in 1933. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1953-58), with Yiannis Moralis and Michalis Tombros being amongst his professors and mentors. He grew up in Florina, a town with a rich artistic history in the north-west of Greece, and he exhibited his first works there in 1957. He was the youngest member of a bohemian group of friends with whom he discussed art, literature and poetry. His love for music was inspired by his mother, the Greek violinist Mary Galan, who in 1936, just after a few years of an unhappy marriage, abandoned her young family and fled abroad to pursue a career as the orchestra leader at the Sydney Opera House and the Vic
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