Theodore Hios (Greek-American 1910-1999)
During his six-decade painting career, the style of Theodore Hios occasionally turned abstract,* but he mostly hewed to
expressive* portraits and especially visionary views of nature that were
sometimes reminiscent of Marsden Hartley. These landscapes often
resembled the canyons and precipices around Tripi, the small Greek
village where he was born in 1908.
In 1929, after becoming disenchanted
with law studies, Mr. Hios followed his father and a brother to New
York, where he scraped together a living working mostly in restaurants.
In 1934 he enrolled in a Works Progress Admin
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