(1814 - 1878)
Theodoros Vryzakis was active/lived in Greece. Theodoros Vryzakis is known for painting.
Biography Theodoros Vryzakis
Theodoros Vryzakis (1814-1878) was born in Thebes (Boeotia) and is considered the
first of a number of Greek artists who represented the Munich School and
reflected the European intellectual stance at the time toward Classicism, Romanticism and Philhellenism.
In his works Vryzakis almost
exclusively painted subjects of the Greek War of Independence. This
seems to be deeply related to his childhood memories, when he
experienced the beginning of the war in 1821 and his father's brutal
death by the Ottomans. After succeeding in fleeing to Germany, Vryzakis
began his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 1844 and met
famous artists like Carl Wilhelm von Heideck, Peter von Hess and
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