(1871 - 1933)
Theofilos Hadjimichail was active/lived in Greece. Theofilos Hadjimichail is known for painting.
Biography Theofilos Hadjimichail
Theofilos Hadjimichail's work belonged to the collection of the distinguished Greek composer Loris Margaritis (1894-1953) who, along with Nobel laureates G. Seferis and O. Elytis, professors D. Evangelidhes and A. Katakouzinos, art critic A. Xydis, the poet A. Embirikos and the painter N. Chadjikyriakos-Ghika organized the seminal 1947 Theofilos retrospective at the British Council in Athens, one of the most important and influential exhibitions of Modern Greek art ever mounted.
Theofilos had returned to his native island of Mytilene in 1926-27 following a forty-year odyssey. There, as noted by N. Matsas, he "enjoyed a very creative and prolific period, during which he painted some of his best works." One of hiSee A. Xydis, The Discovery of Theofilos [in Greek], Kathimerini
newspaper - EptaImeres, 20.3.1994, p. 12.
2. N. Matsas, The Tale of Theofilos [in Greek], Estia publ., Athens
1978, p. 153.
3. See O. Elytis, The Painter Theofilos [in Greek], Asterias editions,
Athens 1973, p. 54; P. Zoiopoulos, Theofilos the Ingenious Looney [in
Greek], Armos editions, Athens 2008, p. 63.
4. G. Samourkas, Twelve Folk Painters [in Greek], Athens 1974, p. 90.
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