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Aristotelis Solounias

Greek, 1939 - 2009

He was born in 1939 in Athens and studied Fine Arts at Cornell University, USA. In 1964, he had his fist solo exhibition in New York, followed by numerous exhibitions in Greece, Europe and the USA. His works can be found in many private and institutional collections, including the National Gallery in Athens. From 1957 onwards, he began to sculpt. In 1965, he became Director of Graphic Arts at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, while in 1972, he founded the Pythagorean Academy of Art on the island of Samos, Greece.

Human forms occupy a central role in his compositions and obtain symbolic meaning as they are emerging from the shadows. The combination of abstract and representational elements is strongly influenced by cubism and is giving expressive power and motion to the forms.