klearchos loukopoulos (1906 - 1995)

1906 

 

Born in Thermos, Aetolia


1922

 

Had his first drawing lessons with Constantinos Maleas

 

1924

 

Enrolled at the School of Law, National University of Athens

 

Studied Drama at the National Theatre of Greece 

 

Studied Music at the National Conservatory of Athens

 

1924-1930

 

Travelled to Europe for health reasons

 

Remained abroad after his recovery to study the art exhibited in the various European Museums

 

1934

 

Attended drawing and painting lessons

 

Close friendship with the artists Yiannis Tsarouchis, Diamantis Diamantopoulos, Fotis Kontoglou and architect Dimitris Pikionis

 

1936

 

Devotes himself exclusively to art

 

1938-1939

 

Studied painting with Pericles Vyzantios

 

Set up his first sculpture studio

 

1945

 

Arrested and imprisoned at the ‘Dekemriana’ clashes in Athens and exiled to Africa for a six-month period

 

1945-1950

 

Studied sculpture with Thanassis Apartis

 

1948

 

Panhellenic Exhibition, Athens, GR (award winner)

 

1949

 

Armos Art Group, (1949-1953) together with Nikos Engonopoulos, Yiannis Moralis, Nikos Nikolaou, Georgios Mavroidis, Yiannis Tsarouchis and Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika (among others)

 

The Martyrdom of St. Seraphim, Trikala Cathedral, Trikala, GR (low relief sculpture)

 

1956

 

28th Venice Biennale, Italy, IT (with sculptors Michael Tombros, Georgios Zongolopoulos, Achilleas Apergis and engraver Dimitrios Galanis among others)

 

Marika Kotopouli, The First Cemetery of Athens, Athens, GR (statue)

 

1959

5th Sao Paolo Biennale, Brazil, BR (with Agenor Asteriadis, Georgios Gounaropoulos, Spyros Vassiliou, Yannis Maltezos and engraver Vaso Katraki among others)

 

3rd Alexandria Biennale, Italy, IT (with Agenor Asteriadis, Alecos Kondopoulos, Nikos Nikolaou, Panagiotis Tetsis and Pavlos Dionysopoulos among others)

 

1960

 

Alpha Art Group, (1960-1967) together with Panagiotis Tetsis, Dimosthenis Kokkinidis, Vaso Katraki and Eleni Vernadaki (among others)

 

1962-1966

 

Worked with architect Aris Konstantinidis, to create monumental sculptures for the Hellenic Tourism Organization, Xenia Hotelsin Volos, Larissa, Olympia, Heraklion, Kalambaka and Paliouri (Chalkidiki)

 

1963

 

International Art Critics Association Award, Greek Division

 

1966

 

33rd Venice Biennale, Italy, IT (with sculptor Constantine Andreou and painters Georgios Mavroidis and Nicholas Georgiadis)

 

1971

 

Ford Foundation Scholarship, stay in the USA

 

1972

 

Hellenic American Union, Athens, GR (solo sculpture exhibition)

 

National Excellence Art Award, (refused to receive it to protest against dictatorship)

 

Stilpon Kyriakidis, University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, GR (bust)

 

1974

 

Cochlias Gallery, Thessaloniki, GR (solo sculpture and drawing exhibition)

 

Desmos Gallery, Athens, GR (solo sculpture exhibition)

 

1976

 

Group for Communication and Education in Art, together with Dimosthenis Kokkinidis, Georgios Zongolopoulos (among others)

 

1977

 

Zoumboulakis Galleries ,Athens, GR (solo sculpture exhibition)

 

1979

 

Kosmas Aitolos, Kleisoura, Messolonghi, GR (statue)

 

1982

 

Europalia Arts Festival, Brussels, BE (group exhibition)

 

1986

 

Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens, GR (solo sculpture and drawing exhibition)

 

1995

 

Dies in Athens

 

1997

Klearchos Loukopoulos Retrospective, Vafopoulio Cultural Centre, Thessaloniki, GR

 

2000

 

Column (Στήλη), Ethniki Amyna Metro Station, Athens, GR (sculpture)

 

2006

 

Loukopoulos: The Sculptor-the Builder, A Journey’s Fragments, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, GR

 

Loukopoulos: The Sculptor-the Builder, A Journey’s Fragments, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art-Municipality of Sifnos, Sifnos, GR