Tassos Zographos (1926-2011)
Tassos Zographos was born in Livadia, in 1926. Self-taught in painting. He won several awards and distinctions as a stage-designer in both film and theatrical productions, including the First Prize at the Thessaloniki Film Festival, 1972, and then again in 1982 for the movie Rosa. He was one of the most renowned and hard-working stage designers in Greece, and it is fair to say that he has worked for every theater and with every producer of his time in business. 200 movies, 70 TV series, 150 theater plays, and 10 solo art exhibitions epitomize his life in numbers. He showed his painting first at Galerie Zygos, Athens, in 1979, and then again in 1981, 1985 and 1990. He also exhibited in group shows, including "Synopsis 81-82'", "Polymorphia", 1984, at Galerie Zygos, Athens, but also "New Frontiers of Naif Art in Europe", Royal Festival Hall, London, 1984, and "Hellenic Fine Arts Today", 1986, Zygos Gallery, Washington, DC. He passed away on April 4, 2011, in the city of Karditsa. Many critics and personalities of the Greek arts have written about his work, including film directors Nikos Koundouros and Theodoros Angelopoulos, and music composer Mimis Plessas.
1981 Galerie Zygos, Athens, exhibition catalog
1990 Galerie Zygos, Athens, exhibition catalog