Theodoros Stamos

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Birthday
31, 1922
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 2, 1997 (74)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
31, 1922
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 2, 1997 (74)

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About

Pioneering Abstract Expressionist painter who was a contemporary and friend of Willem De Kooning and Jackson Pollock.

Before Fame

He attended the American Artists School, where he became inspired by the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. He was taught by Joseph Solman, who belonged to The Ten.

Trivia

His artwork was first exhibited at the Wakefield Gallery and Bookshop.

Family Life

He was born in New York to Greek immigrant parents, with his mother hailing from Sparta and his father from Lefkada.

Associated With

He was a close friend of Mark Rothko and served as executor of Rothko's estate. Unfortunately, Rothko's daughter sued Stamos for the improper and fraudulent handling of her father's paintings.

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