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Stass Paraskos

 (born 1933)
Stass Paraskos is active/lives in England, Cyprus.  Stass Paraskos is known for naive-sophisticated genre and figure painting, teaching.

Biography   Stass Paraskos


Stass Paraskos was born in Anaphotia, on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus in 1933, the son of a shepherd farmer.  He went to England in 1953 and became a cook in his brother's restaurant in the city of Leeds.  This was a popular haunt of the local art students who encouraged Paraskos to enroll for classes at Leeds College of Art.  Despite not having the usual entry qualifications, Paraskos was spotted by the college's inspirational Head of Fine Art, Harry Thubron, who made certain Paraskos was accepted.

In 1966 Paraskos was involved in a notorious court case in which it was alleged he displayed paintings that were 'lewd and obscene', in contravention of the Vagrancy Act of 1823.  The   ...  Displaying 750 of 1869 characters.

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