The great Greek artist
Yannis Pappas (1913-2005) announced in April of 2002 that all the works gathered in his
studio devolved to the Benaki Museum. This donation covered the greater part of the artist's output from 1930 to the present.
In order for these works to remain in their natural environment, the
artist's son Alekos Pappas donated the studio building to the Benaki
Museum. As the
artist himself wished, the studio remains a vital working space for
the students of the Athens School of Fine Arts, and one section of it
hosts a small
permanent collection of his paintings. A minor extension to the
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