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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Of Franco-American nationality, Georges Yatrides was born in France in 1931.  He was born of Greek parents who emigrated in 1917, after the fall of the Ottoman Empire.  He had a Christian Orthodox Archimandrite for a great grandfather and a Graeco-American father who was a native of the United States studying in France, himself the son of an Christian Orthodox Deacon carrying out his Christian pastorate in Rock Springs in Wyoming, USA.

Life and his craft drove Georges Yatrides to expatriate himself to Switzerland, Greece, Africa, Mexico, the United States and several times to Great Britain.

In 1954, still under the influence of Gauguin and the Fauvists, he exhibited paintings, dating from 1945 to 1949, in Vichy, then in 1956 in Paris, at Madame Chastenet de Gery's Gallerie des Voyelles, since disappeared.  There, he was noticed by an expert, attached to the International Galleries in Chicago and accepted a contract for exclusive world rights proposed by its director Samuel E. Johnson.

In 1958 he was in an exhibition, "Drawings and Watercolours of the French School 1900-1959", which was works of artists who had, for the most part, participated in the Exhibition : From Clouet to Matisse - French drawings in American Private Collections.

Freed from all exterior constraint, Yatridès is thus enabled to undertake the large compositions that will characterize his art of the seventies, and in which will be blended the scattered elements of his earlier work. Retrospective exhibitions followed.  His work is exhibited in the XIth and XIIIth Salons in Montmorency, in 1981 and 1983; the XXXIIIrd Salon in Montargis, in 1988; the French and Canadian International Biennials in 1987, 1989 and 1991.

In 1983, Jacques Charpentier composed his Prelude for the Elsewhere in Rio de Janeiro, in homage to the New Scrolls, the painting that Yatridès had given for the Polish Children's Christmas, and whose sale at auction had made possible the sending of a convoy of medicines and medical equipment.

In 1992, the work of Arthur Conte is published, "Yatridès, Master of Time", and in 1994, that of Alexandre (Sacha) Bourmeyster, "Yatridès and His Century, the Anti-Picasso".  Followed by: in 1960, "Yatrides '  Interstellar Icons" in Kubrick’s film of 1968, "2001: Space Odyssey", as well as "Yatridès and The Bible", Editor's Choice - to be published.

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First solo exhibition Vichy France
Solo exhibition "Gallery of Vowels Paris"
"French Contemporary Masters" Chicago Ill. USA
Solo exhibition Chicago, International Galleries Chicago
Exhibition "Drawings and Watercolors 1900-1959" World School event
"Watercolors 1910-1960" World School event
Contrat exclusivité 1961-1972 G. Yatridès – S.-E. Johnson
Gallery Juarez - Palm Beach solo exhibition
Solo exhibition Columbus, City of historic monuments including the Capitol 1861, important city of Ohio with Cleveland and Cincinnati
CEA-Centre d'Etudes nucléaire –  AEC: French Atomic Energy Commission his own personal researches about light dissociated of time
Correlative Patents Washington DC Patent Office corresponding CEA culminated researches
Magazine "Parler" summer 1975."Yatridès predecessor": Christian Gali editor-in-Chief
"Dictionary of Painters Sculptors Designers and Engravers": Benezit 1976 Gründ edition
"Journal de Lyon",  Claude Bandieri-Yatrides
"First Retrospective 1945-1978" La Condamine Meylan, France
 "World Sephardi World  Federation" proposal
"Management and Investments S.A". Switzerland Geneva SA, financial group, proposal
Solo exhibition - "Galerie Jean Minet" Place Beauvau, Paris
Directory of "Art Internationnal" 1980-1981
"XIth Salon Montmorency" Guest of Honor
Solo exhibition Switzerland - the Cnesseth proposal.
Preeminent private Collections
Tax administration of State French checks from 1977 to 1985, due to the important sales of his paintings, biography official admitted that highly values its work
"The Rails of  the Sky" Exhibition in Crypts of Sacré-Coeur Paris
"Salon Comparaisons 1982" Paris, France Two paintings GY selected
Alexandre Bourmeyster Professor university Semiologist: "Discursive study of Yatrides work"
Arthur Conte Historian, President of the Union of Western Europe, Minister  President director general French TV Channels : "Yatrides stunning graphics the art of the great masters" in his book "1er Janvier 1983" 
Christie's London 22.03.83 - Sale record £ 45.864
Lion's Club organization exceptional sale of  painting for dystrophic children of Poland.
Jacques Charpentier "Prélude pour l’Ailleurs" based Yatrides "The new Scrolls" painting"
Press Items:  sale record 800,000 Francs (120.000 €)
"XIIIth Salon Montmorency" Guest of Honor
"Annual Art Sales index"
Leading article of "France Presse"  information worldwide
consequential to the result of the sale for the Poland
"Arts Magazine" No. 702 1984 : "Salon Comparaisons"
"Demeures et Chateaux"  Magazine ISSN oct 27, 1984
Second Poland travel
Consul general of Poland "gratitude for GY help and support for the cause of Franco-Polish friendship"
Metallograms, 2nd exhibition at Condamine Meylan, France
"Mayer Directory International" - sale record $ 63,400
"Jeune Chambre économique de Grenoble" - Tribute to Yatridès for his decisive help
"Aubusson tapestries"  proposal.
"Tzag" Exhibition in Zurich and Wil, Switzerland
Master Francis Faure & Bernard Rey Contracting Sale painting Yatrides
Auction - Drawing: World sales record: 150,000 Francs
"Germann" Yatrides paintings important auctions - Zurich (Switzerland)
"La Gazette de l ' Hôtel Drouot" occulted voluntarily them significant sales of the works of GeorgeYatridès results
"Chamber Commerce Franco British" 1985-86 World sales records
"Whos Who Internationnal Art" Patrick Barrer Director –letter published in tribute of GY
"Metropolitan Washington Airports" Dulles International Airport proposal
Jean Delannoy great French film maker
Marcel Carné prominent French film maker
"Synchrotron"-site of the AEC Atomic Energy Commission project
"Who's Who in International Art"-  biographical Dictionary  1987-1988,  exceptionally 18 pages in tribute to the work of Yatrides
"XXXIIIth Salon of the Gâtinais", Montargis – France, Grand Prix
"Commander of the "Order of the star of Europe",  "Great price of Prestige European" and "Knight of the Order of Malta"
Arcole auctions Georges Yatridès - "Humanitarian Action"
"XVIIIth Salon Montmorency" Guest of honor
"Chamber Commerce Franco British" 1985-86 Yatrides world sales records
"Who's Who in International Art dictionary" standpoint of the market regarding GY work
Article in the "Dauphiné Libéré" on sales records and its major position
"Gweneth Vidler-Dulles M.B.E.Member British Empire":  Foundation Yatridès
"Biennial France-Canada 1987-1989-1991" - "Yatrides grand master Guest of honor"
"The Bureau of the Chamber of Discipline in Lyon- President Jean-Claude Loiseau

”Yatrides Maître du temps” Biography by Arthur Conte (276 p.) ISBN 2-9507049-0-5

"Biennial France-Canada 1991/1993 - Yatrides "Main master guest of Honor"
"Yatrides and his century-the anti Picasso" :  Alexandre Sacha Bourmeyster semiotician (268 p.) ISBN n° 2-9507049-1-3.
"Professional biography" by the French State
Organisation "Yatrides and its century"
Guide Mayer information about the authenticity of Yatrides work
James Crowley physicist and Yatrides work
"Who'sWho in International Art dictionary"
"Cahiers du Cinéma" "2001 a space odyssey" Stanley Kubrick
"Yatrides, the Slab, the Bible and the Sphere": Alexandre Bourmeyster
"Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs et Graveurs for Yatrides devotes 5 pages
Letter to Mr Serge Tubiana Director of the "Cinémathèque Française"
Michel Destot, "Mayor of Grenoble" to Frédéric Mitterand
Trophy Yatrides to the "Réseau Entreprendre" winners

Georges Yatrides

This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Georges Yatridès (born 1931) is an artist of Greek heritage.  His work is held in various North American private collections, and has been featured in retrospectives and art school events.

Georges Yatridès was born in 1931 in France.  His parents were Greek.  During the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, they moved to France in 1917.  His father was of Greek heritage, born in the United States, and studied in France.  His paternal grandfather was a Christian Orthodox Deacon who worked as a pastor in Rock Springs, Wyoming.  His great-grandfather was a Christian Orthodox Archimandrite.

Over the course of his lifetime, he has lived in France and the United States.

In 1954 he exhibited paintings produced from 1945 to 1949 in Vichy.  In 1956, his work was shown in Paris at Madame Chastenet de Gery's Gallerie des Voyelles.  A representative of the International Galleries of Chicago contracted to purchase Yatridès's works which were sold to private collections in Canada and the United States.  Two works sold through the Chicago firm are Daybreak in Port and Landscape, both made in 1960.

From 1957 to 1965, he held solo exhibitions in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Switzerland, Great Britain and Greece, where his works were acquired by private collections and a museum.  One solo exhibit was at the Contemporary French Masters in Chicago in 1959.

Yatridès has been described by writer Vanessa Fize as a great contemporary painter, driven by his passion for light and science.  Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse are believed by some to have been an influence on his art.  His work had elements of graphic art in the 1960s.  The following decade he studied in Grenoble at the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) to research light and color.  As his career progressed he explored use of different media and materials.

Yatridès made the large compositions that would characterize his art in the 1970s.  In 1981, he exhibited paintings inspired by the Bible in three crypts in the Sacré-Cœur in Paris.

Events from the 1980s include:
XIth and XIIIth Salons in Montmorency, Val d'Oise département, 1981 and 1983 in France.
XXXIIIth Salon, 1988 in Montargis.
French and Canadian International Biennials, 1987-1988.
Canada-France International biennials, 1988 in Québec.
Canada-France Biennials, 1991-1993.

On 17 January 1996, Yatrides et son siècle was established to protect the public, civil and professional interests of Yatridès's works. The organization is composed of "senior officials".

Art critics have suggested there are similarities between the monolith in Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey and a recurring monolith motif in the artwork of Yatridès. Arthur Conte suggests that Yatridès' Adolescent and child canvas painted in 1963 has a slab similar to that of Kubrick.  Sacha Bourmeyster, a semiology specialist, states that the Yatridès slab communicates supernatural life in a manner similar to that in 2001.  Similarities between Yatridès' art and Kubrick's monolith have also been noted on CyberArchi, an on-line French architecture magazine.

Selected works of Yatridès are:
Payage Anime aux Cypres, 40.5x33cm, 1947.
Glass composition and dishes, 60 x 74 cm, 1955.
Composition around a Shaddock, 28.25x20", 1958. Provenance: Johnson Galleries, Chicago.
Untitled work, 21.5x29", 1958. First owned private Collection, New York.
Still Life with Mask, 15x24", 1959.
Untitled work, 21.5x29" 1959. First owned private Collection, New York.
Daybreak in Port, 16.5x19", 1960. First sold by International Galleries, Chicago to a private estate.
Landscape, 35.75 x 23", by 1960. First sold by International Galleries, Chicago to a private estate.
Two Nudes, 1960.
Still-Life with Fish Bowl, 20x28", 1961.
Silent Worlds, 32 x 23.75", 1962. Provenance International Galleries, Chicago.
Christ, Leica and orange, 92x73cm, 1963.
Two people on the beach, 100x63cm, 1963.
Le Mur, 24x20", 1964.
House in Villars-de-Laus, 18 x 25 1/2", 1965.
Pitcher and Glass, 28.75 x 19.75", 1965.
Still Life in Two Bunches, 36.25x28.75", 1965.
Yellow Roses, 36x23.5", 1965.
Ezekiel, 89x116cm, 1978.
Essential vibration, 97x130cm, 1982.
The spiral pillar of time, 65x92cm, 1982.
Bowman embryogenetic resurrection, date unknown.

"Des arts d'énergie et de paix". Sud Ouest. 6 June 2012.
 "Parish and Monastery Directory". Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver.
"Rock Springs Wyoming Churches and Religion Resources". Area Connect.
Conte, Arthur (1992). Georges Yatridès, maître du temps. Editions Lumières et Espace. p. 272.
Deshairs, Yves; Wantellet, Maurice (2008). Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs et graveurs du Dauphiné. Alzieu Editions.
International Galleries, Chicago (1959). Exhibition. Georges Yatridès. [November 6th through November 30th, 1959]. Paris, Chicago: Intgal Publications.
Yatridès. Palm Beach, Florida: Juarez Galleries. 1963.
Miller, Dwight Cameron (1970). A Catalogue of European Painting. Indianapolis, IN: Indianapolis Museum of Art. p. 222. OCLC 603082716.
Vanessa Fize (29 April 2013). "Georges Yatridès, rencontre avec le peintre dans sa retraite iséroise". culturebox, France Télévisions.
Bourmeyster, Sacha (1994). Georges Yatridès et son siècle: L'Anti-Picasso. Editions Lumière et Espace.
Yatridès, paintings rails of sky, Sacré-Coeur Montmartre Paris, Provideo S.A., 1981
"Georges Yatridès l'art passe...". La Republique du Centre. 10 May 1988.
Journal Officiel de la République Française. 18 January 1996.
Conte, Arthur (1992). Yatrides, Maitre du temps. Espace et Lumières. p. 170.
Europa Publications (2003). The International Who's Who: 2004. Europa Publications. p. 351.
Cercle de la librairie (France) (1992). Livres hebdo. Éditions professionelles du livre. p. 25.
Bourmeyster, Sacha (1994). Georges Yatrides et son siècle, l'anti picasso. Editions Espace et Lumières. p. 230.
"Raphaël Gabrion et le mystère des géopglyphes de Nazca". CyberArchi, Groupe Batiweb.
Crowley, James L. (1997). "The Forms of Yatrides".


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