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Theophilos Hatzimihail | Greek Folk Painter

Updated: Nov 21, 2019

Theophilos Hatzimihail [born in Lesvos around 1870], widely known as "Theophilos", was a major folk painter of modern Greek art.

Photo title: Theophilos Hatzimihail, circa 1900

Photo by: in the public domain (according to Wikimedia Commons)


The main subject of his paintings was the Greek traditional folk life. He was discovered and brought recognition from the famous art critic and publisher Stratis Eleftheriadis. In 1964, Eleftheriadis funded the construction of the Museum of Theophilos in Lesvos. His works have been exhibited in the Louvre.


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