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Spiros Vassiliou


Atelier of Spiros Vassiliou

The artist Spiros Vassiliou lived and worked in a house on Webster Street, just south of the Acropolis. In 2004, his family decided to convert the house into a museum and open it to the public. The purpose of the museum is to familiarize visitors with the live and work of the painter. The museum houses Vassiliou’s archive and several paintings are on display.

Spiros Vassiliou was born in Galaxidi in 1902 and he died in Athens in 1985. He studied art at the School of Fine Arts in Athens and in other European cities after which he returned to Athens in 1932. His early work includes theatrical sets and the pictorial decoration of the Agios Dionysius Areopagite church in Kolonaki. Incident in Dionyssiou Areopagitou Street

His themes are inspired by everyday life in Greece. He was especially inspired by the small neighborhoods of Athens and the life of simple people which he often painted in a surreal manner. He used the Acropolis, which he saw every day from his house on Webster Street, as a background for his paintings and composed urban landscapes with a unique atmosphere, attention to detail and colorful personalities.

In his work, one can recognize a subtle irony towards the modernization of Athens and the loss of the city’s old character together with its neoclassical and traditional houses, in short, the passing of an entire era.

Locaton map Webster Street - Makrygianni
Nearest metro staton Acropoli



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