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'Autograph', John Gregoropoulos, 1975 Urban Modernist Architecture Landscape

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John Gregoropoulos modern urban landscape painting in the Italian Metaphysical style of Giorgio De Chirico with elements of the melancholic works of Edward Hopper. John Gregoropoulos: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Greece, 1921-2012 Modernist work titled "Autograph" depicting an abstract urban architectural landscape of an iconic tenement building repeated in different scales. Dated 1975. Acrylic and oil on canvas, canvas 46" x 60", Frame 48" x 62 1/2" Overall good condition. Some wear to frame. Decommissioned from the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts. Signed and dated on verso "Gregoropolous 1975" and titled "Autograph". Verso retains original Museum exhibition labels. John Gregoropoulos was born in the shadow of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. His father had become an American citizen so John was legally a native of both countries. When the family moved to Boston, he took solace in the Museum of Fine Arts and had his first one man show at the age of 13. The Greek landscape became the defining image of his life as an artist. In the late 1930s the family moved back to Athens. John's knowledge of English and Greek got him work with the British Army trying to liberate Greece from the Nazis. He also learned Italian, German and French. He then fought in the Civil War, when he helped fight the Communists who tried to take over Greece as the Germans left. Greece had been so ruined by war that when he heard that a ship for refugees was heading to America an hour later, John said goodbye to his parents and headed to a new life. Since America was still at war with Japan, John was drafted into the army. He later attended UConn where he received a bachelor's degree in philosophy and started the fencing team which he would later coach. John met Noemi Carocari of North Stonington, staying in school an extra semester so he could take classes with her. They graduated and married in 1950. John got a job teaching art at Norwich Free Academy and was quickly recruited by the University of Connecticut where he taught painting, drawing, and theory. He helped build UConn into a first rate art school while pursuing his career as an artist. His work has been shown around the world, from The Whitney Museum in New York to the Titanium Gallery in Athens. He retired from UConn in 1985, but loved teaching so much that he taught for several years at Connecticut College, until 1995.  

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  • Creator
    John Gregoropoulos (Artist)
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1975
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Minor wear to the frame. Painting is in nice condition.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 48 in. x W 62.5 in. x D 1.5 in.H 121.92 cm x W 158.75 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Seller Location
    St.Petersburg, FL
  • Seller Reference Number
    John Gregoropoulos Painting - Renj
  • Reference Number
    LU802914473751
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