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Ioannis Kornaros

 (1745 - 1812)
Ioannis Kornaros was active/lived in Cyprus.  Ioannis Kornaros is known for painting.

Biography   Ioannis Kornaros


Ioannis Kornaros, an icon painter, lived from 1745 to 1812. Unfortunately not much is known about his life. But from a manuscript of the icon painter Stefanos Nikolaïdis (1817 - 1907), we know that Kornaros worked in Crete and Cyprus plus in Sinai and perhaps also in Egypt. In Crete he started his life as a painter at the Savvathianon monastery outside the village of Rogdia a little west of Iraklion. There he painted an icon by the name of "Megas ei Kyrie" (Great Art Thou, O Lord), a forerunner of the final version, which he later finished in Toplou. The original icon still existed in 1854, where Nikolaïdis saw it, although half ruined by moist. Unfortunately it has since been ruined completely. Besides painting in the two monasteri   ...  Displaying 750 of 1321 characters.

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