NAVIGATION TO THE COLLECTION
  • George Bouzianis
    (1883 – 1957)
    Portrait of painter Vas. Hatzis

    1913
  • Demetrios Galanis
    (1879 – 1966)
    The Graces in the Baths (Nudes in the cave)

    1921
  • Michalis Tombros
    (1889 – 1974)
    Mask

    1928
  • Constantinos Parthenis
    (1878 – 1967)
    Armonia [Harmony]

    1930
  • Michalis Tombros
    (1889 – 1974)
    Two friends

    1932
  • Νikos Engonopoulos
    (1907 - 1985)
    Divine Couple

    1938
  • George Bouzianis
    (1883 – 1957)
    Self-portrait

    c. 1945
  • Theodoros Stamos
    (1922 – 1997)
    Archaic Landscape

    1947
  • Georgios Gounaropoulos
    (1890 - 1977)
    Ulysses

    1950
  • Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika
    (1906 - 1994)
    The balcony

    1954
  • Yannis Gaitis
    (1923 - 1984)
    Exodus

    1974
  • Yannis Tsarouchis
    (1910 – 1989)
    The warehouses of the old Customs House in Piraeus

    1975
  • Yannis Moralis
    (1916 - 2009)
    Erotic

    1977
  • Takis
    (b. 1925)
    Pulses of the sea

    1979
  • Jannis Kounellis
    (b.1936)
    Untitled

    1983
  • Alecos Fassianos
    (b.1935)
    A Wonderful Day (The Morning Cyclist)

    1992
  • George Zogolopoulos
    (1903 - 2004)
    Lens with three Umbrellas

    1993
  • Panayiotis Tetsis
    (b. 1925)
    Hydra, sunset

    1998
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  • 1909

    The Goudi coup.
    1910 – 1927

    Establishment of the demotic form as the official language.
    1912 - 1913

    Balkan Wars.
  • 1917 – 1919

    Establishment of the Omada Techni (Art Group) with Constantinos Parthenis, the rebel of art, as a member.
    1918

    Zacharias Papantoniou is appointed Director of the National Gallery.
    1922

    Asia Minor disaster.
    1923

    The Treaty of Lausanne is signed.
  • 1929

    Constantinos Parthenis, professor at the School of Fine Arts. Free Spirit by Giorgos Theotokas. Delphic Festival, Aggelos Sikelianos.
    1930

    The School of Fine Arts becomes an independent, higher education institution.
  • 1931

    Giorgos Seferis publishes his poem Strofi.
    1932

    Bankruptcy of the Greek State.
    1934

    Return of Bouzianis to Greece.
  • 1936

    The 4th of August regime (dictatorship) by Ioannis Metaxas.
    1938

    Parthenis, Tombros and Theodoropoulos at the Venice Biennale. Min omileitai eis ton odigon [don’t talk to the driver] by Nikos Engonopoulos.
    1939 – 1945

    World War II in Europe.
  • 1942

    Karolos Koun establishes the Art Theatre.
    1943-1949

    Civil War.
    1948

    1st postwar PanHellenic Art Exhibition in Zappeion.
  • 1950

    Stathmi and Armos group in Zappeion. Ghikas at the Venice Biennale.
    1951

    The art group Οi Akraioi (the Extremists) publish a manifest on the programming principles of contemporary art.
  • 1954

    Nikos Engonopoulos at the Venice Biennale.
    1957

    5th Panhellenic Art Exhibition in Zappeion.
    1958

    Moralis, Tsarouchis and Sohos at the Venice Biennale.
  • 1963

    Giorgos Seferis wins the Nobel prize in Literature.
    1968

    Michalis Tompros becomes a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters. The first art gallery opens at the Hilton hotel.
    1969

    Ashantour Bacharian and the “Ora” gallery.
    1973

    The Polytechnic Uprising.
    1974

    Kounellis in Venice. Invasion of Cyprus.
  • 1976

    The National Gallery opens on Vas. Sofias avenue. Kounelis at the Venice Biennale
  • 1979

    Establishment of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Andros. Odysseas Elytis wins the Nobel prize in Literature.
    1981

    Greece becomes a member of the EEC. The Tsarouchis Foundation finds a home.
  • 1982

    Ionas Vorres Museum and Demetris Pieridis Museum.
  • 1985

    Takis wins first prize at the Paris Biennale.
    1986

    The new wing of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Andros opens to the public.
  • 1994

    Kounellis returns to Greece. Exhibition at the Ionion.
    1995

    Takis and Zogolopoulos at the Venice Biennale.
    1997

    Zogolopoulos exhibits his work Umbrellas at Nea Paralia in Thessaliniki.
  • 2000

    Greece joins the European Monetary Union.
    2004

    The Olympic Games are held in Athens.
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