Katsigras Collection to be exhibited in Athens

Seventy paintings from the Masterpieces of the G. I. Katsigras Collection permanently exhibited at the G. I. Katsigras Art Gallery - Museum in the city of Larissa will be on display at B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music in Athens on June 23- Sept. 18, 2011. Surgeon and art collector Giorgos Katsigras donated his collection to the Municipality of Larissa in 1981. The collection, one of the most significant in Greece, includes paintings of important Greek artists from the period between 1850 and 1950, among them Lytras, Iakovidis, Volanakis, Maleas, Parthenis, Triantafillidis, Gounaropoulos, Asteriadis, Vassiliou, Psihopedis, Bouzianis, Sikeliotis, Tassos.
The collection numbers more than 781 paintings, etchings and drawings as well as 1,250 art books and 4,500 literature and poetry books. The collection also includes furniture that belonged to German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890), designed by architect Ernst Ziller (1837-1923).

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