Vassili Lambrinos (1926-2017)
Artist, Actor, Director, and Choreographer Vassili Lambrinos was born in Suez, Egypt, in 1926, of Greek parents. He lived and studied in Paris. Then he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina to direct and act in several films, and served as the Ballet Director of Teatro Colon. He then moved to the US in the 50's, where he had a successful acting career in Film and TV in Los Angeles and New York. As an actor, he is known for his work on The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), Los tallos amargos (1956) and Female Animal (1970). His paintings, mostly of the Greek sea brought joy to worldwide collectors. He died in New York, on May 12, 2017.
He has participated in numerous group exhibitions. His work was presented in the Zygos Annual Edition, Vol. I, 1982. Public collections include the Vorres Museum, Athens; Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio; Canton Art Institute, Ohio; The Comninos Museum, Castelorizo, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass.; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Parrish Museum, Southampton, New York; University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming; Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California, and elsewhere.
Southampton Art Gallery, Long Island, 1970; Kretschner Gallery, New York, 1971; Hammer Galleries, New York, 1972; De Poliolo Gallery, Palm Springs, 1972; Kay Obergfel, Palm Desert, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978; Galerie des Deaux Mondes, JFK Airport, 1973; James Hunt Barker Galleries, Nantucket, 1973; Palm Beach Galleries, Palm Beach, 1974; The Gallery, RHMS Amerikanis, 1974; Palm Springs Desert Museum, 1976; Belgis Freidel, New York, 1976; Ta Nisia Gallery, New York, 1978; Center for Music, Dance and Art, Lake Place, New York, 1979; Gallery Nicholas, Palm Beach, 1979; Galerie Zygos, Athens, 1980, 1985; Erickson Gallery, New York, 1981, Sutton Gallery, New York, 1983, Zygos Gallery, Washington, D.C.