This is an original,early framed lithograph print by Aleckos Fassianos.It is un-dated but was given to my mother-in-law as a gift in the 1960's. The lithograph is titled 'H Anoixh"-Spring. The orig.wooden frame measures approx. 25 x 18 cms. & actual image measures 22 x 15 1/2 cms.
The frame & rear are sl.age-worn.The actual image is excellent.
As I don't know anything about art please read the mail below which I received today...Thanks Andy.
These fassianos lithos are actually prints and the signature/titles are printed on plate, not signed later by hand, this is why there are no numbers. The painter always placed his numbering quite clearly visible and not in corners etc..
So, these are actually early unsigned prints or signed-on-plate prints to be more accurate.
Αλέκος Φασσιανός Born 1935
Athens , Greece Occupation painter
Alekos Fassianos ( Greek : Αλέκος Φασιανός , born in 1935) is a renowned Greek painter. [1 ][ 2] [3 ]Fassianos studied violin at the Athens Conservatory and painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts from 1956 to 1960 where he was taught from Yannis Moralis . He then went to Paris on a French State scholarship (1962–1964) where he attended lessons on lithography along with Clairin and Caroline Chariot-Dayez . In 1966 he lives and works solely in Paris while from 1974 he divides his time between Paris and Athens. Since his first Athens exhibition in 1959 he has done more than 70 personal exhibitions in Paris, Athens, Thessaloniki , Milan , New York , London , Tokyo , Beirut , Hamburg , Munich and elsewhere. Apart from painting he has worked on scribing , poster creation, illustration of books and various publication in Greece and abroad. He has also collaborated in many theatrical projects with the National Theatre of Greece .[ 4] He has also written many poems and essays. For his work there have been produced at least 4 documentaries from the Greek and French television . He has been invited to produce stamps and posters ahead of the Athens 2004 Olympics . His works are today exhibited in museums and private collections in Greece and abroad. Biography Work
Fassianos personal style has been shaped at the 60s . He draws his subjects from Greek myths , Fayum portraits , Byzantine icons and the shadow theatre .[ 5] His paintings are also characterised by motion which is emphasised by the hair or cloth waving in the breeze. [6 ] In his artistic maturity his figures are known for their voluptuousness and the luminosity of the color he uses to highlight the sensuality and the immense pleasure of everyday life. This is probably less true of his early works. His works from the 1960s were made in the expressionist style and his figures are more grotesque .[ 1]