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Yannis Maltezos, born in 1913, was a founder of the Abstract Expressionism movement in Greece. He began painting at the age of 6 in Smyrna, Turkey where he was born. When the Turkish government expelled the Greek population at the end of World War I, his family fled to Crete and later to Athens. Maltezos studied at the University of Athens School of Art. He worked as a set designer for the National Greek Theater pri (showing 500 of 2260 characters).