George Kordis

George Kordis studied theology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and iconography with Fr. Symeon Symeou. He completed his studies in medieval techniques at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (mosaic, fresco, gilding techniques, egg tempera). He holds a Master’s degree in Theology (ThM) from the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Boston, as well as a doctorate (PhD) from the University of Athens. His research concentrates on the theory and aesthetics of Byzantine painting, and he is the author of several monographs and scholarly articles. He has taught at the University of Athens as Assistant Professor (2003-2013), and also as Visiting Professor at several universities abroad, including Yale University and the University of Notre Dame. His unique, personal style of painting is based on Byzantine painting, and also shows the influence of modernism, surrealism and folk art. He has painted churches both in Greece and abroad. His works have been exhibited in galleries and museums the world over. He has also illustrated many books, and has entered into visual dialogue with several important Greek literary figures, such as Papadiamantis, Elytis, Kavvadias, Karyotakis, Kontoglou, Vagenas, and Seferis. He lives and works in Athens.



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