(b Florence, 1852; d Spetses, 1878). Greek painter. In early life he
studied in Athens under Nikiforos Lytras and subsequently in
Copenhagen (1873–6) with Carl Frederik Soerensen. He travelled in
Scandinavia and spent the last two years of his life on the Greek
island of Spetses, where he died of consumption. He produced marine
scenes almost exclusively, mostly small-scale, which show the
influence of 17th-century Dutch seascapes and French plein-air
painting. Nevertheless he developed a style of his own, frequently
discarding academicism in favour of Impressionism, and created
atmosphere by the predominant use of blues, greens, yellows and
greys. Most of his works are in Athens (e.g. Sailing Ship at
Spetses, 1877; Athens, N.G.).
Boat at Spetses
Sea Battle at the Bay of Patrae
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