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Greek painter Tetsis dies aged 91




One of Greece’s most renowned painters and academics, Panayiotis Tetsis, died in an Athens hospital early Saturday aged 91, state agency ANA said.

Born on the Greek island of Hydra in 1925, Tetsis is best known for his seascapes which were inspired by his birthplace, the island of Sifnos, and other Greek islands.

After graduating from the Athens School of Fine Arts in 1949, Tetsis pursued postgraduate studies at Paris’ famed Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1953-1956, where he learned engraving.

He held over 90 exhibitions, was awarded Greece’s second-highest order of merit in 1999, and continued to paint until the end of his life. His last exhibition was held in 2015.

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