25th September 2021

Kalogeropoulos, Leon (1928- 2002)

In Rough Seas, A Greek Schooner

signed, oil on canvas, painted 1999-2000

80 x 120 cm

Provenance: The artist, 1999-2000

Exhibited: Hellenic Centre, London Millennium Exhibition, ATHENS-NICOSIA 2000, OCTOBER 2000, NUMBER 33

Greek Cypriot Brotherhood Centre, London , MARINE ART- LEON KALOGEROPOULOS, 16TH OCTOBER -17TH NOVEMBER 2017, NUMBER 21

Kalogeropoulos is considered the last Marine artist of Greece. He flourished between the years 1974 – 2002 after he received initial training by his father, also a marine artist, and then furthering his art education in Paris. His work is present in most collections and museums with Greek tycoons exhibiting his art in their premises all over Greece and abroad.

I met Leon in 1999 and loved his work and the man. He painted some thirty paintings for greeksinart between 1999-2002 among them the above superb painting of a Greek merchant ship. Leon has been recognised at international auctions for his art and subject matter achieving very high prices at Sothebys and Bonhams.

 

 

 

Schooner in Stormy Weather

signed, oil on canvas, painted circa 1975 – 1976

70 x 100 cm

Provenance: The artist 2000

Exhibited: Greek Cypriot Brotherhood Centre, London – Marine Art – Leon Kalogeropoulos, 16th October – 17th November 2017, no 1

Kalogeropoulos had two distinct periods of artistic creation. The early period of 1974-1990 and the last fifteen years or so where his ships became more robust and bigger in size. The deeper blue seas and more atmospheric and dramatic became the mark of the paintings he delivered over the last fifteen years of his painting career.