William P Vafeas
(1922 - 2011)
William P. Vafeas was active/lived in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania. William Vafeas is known for Modernist, Abstract, Expressionist.
Biography William P. Vafeas
William P. Vafeas was born to Greek (Lemnos) immigrant parents in 1922 in Aliquippa, PA. From an early age he expressed an interest in becoming an artist, as well as exhibited great skill at drawing. Following his graduation from high school, he worked in a local steel mill plant until being drafted into military service (US Army) in 1943. He served with the 76th and 30th Infantry Divisions in the European Theater, including participation in the Battle of Bulge for which he received multiple Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart Medal for injuries received in battle. He returned home in 1945 and began his formal education as an artist and art educator. The experiences of growing up as the son of immigrant parents, co
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