Alekos Fassianos

Biography Selected works

Biography

Alekos Fassianos, born in Athens in 1935, is a prominent Greek painter. Having studied at the School of Fine Arts in Athens, he furthered his artistic education in Paris through a scholarship awarded by the French government from 1960 to 1963. However, upon his return to Athens, he faced removal due to the 1967 dictatorship. Paris played a pivotal role in integrating him into the cultural milieu of the 1960s, with figures like Louis Aragon analyzing his work and Jean-Marie Drot, the former director of Villa Médicis, exploring Fassianos's art in "Mythological Voluptuousness." Upon his arrival in Paris, Fassianos delved into lithography, crafting works that resemble narratives by incorporating motifs from both mythology and the contemporary world. His artistic narratives often center around Mediterranean themes, depicted in warm ocher and cool bluish tones. Renowned critic Gérard Xuriguera described Fassianos's work, particularly his opulent depiction of Venus bathed in Mediterranean sunlight, as a portrayal of his homeland's charming simplicity and the joy of a tranquil existence that transcends into the marvelous. In 1966, Fassianos achieved significant recognition with an exhibition at the Facchetti Gallery in New York, marking the beginning of a successful international career. He permanently relocated to Paris in response to the Greek dictatorship in 1967, showcasing his works globally, including exhibitions in New York, Tokyo, Stockholm, Malmô, São Paulo, and Venice. Despite his worldwide presence, France remained a second home, with Fassianos regularly returning to present his new creations. Today, Alekos Fassianos is celebrated as one of the preeminent Greek painters. His characters consistently convey a unified vision of the world centered around the Mediterranean. Fassianos's depictions of nudes are far from indecent, presenting them as the purest and most innocent elements of nature. Drawing inspiration from living elements such as sun, earth, sea, and fire, Fassianos meticulously organizes and balances colors, utilizing ochers and blues to define spaces of freedom in his art. A versatile artist, Fassianos engaged with poetry, coloring the words of esteemed poets like Odysseas Elytis, Yannis Ritsos, Vassilis Vassilikos, Dimitris Analis, Kostas Tachtis, and more. Additionally, he ventured into theater, contributing to sets and costumes for "Hélène d’Euripide" in Athens. In 1983, at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, he created a shadow play inspired by his pictorial research. Fassianos's graphic work, including etchings and lithographs, holds significance, and he is credited with numerous illustrated books sought after by collectors, published by Ed. A. Biren and Fata Morgana. His art is characterized by a skillful blend of ancient art and modernism, leading Pierre Cabanne to aptly describe his existence as residing in a mythic world.

Selected works

ALECOS FASSIANOS - COUPLE (1935 - 2022)

TITLE: COUPLE
MEDIUM: SILKSCREEN WITH GOLDEN LEAVES (H.C.)
DIMENSIONS: 90X120 cm.
INFORMATION: SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE


*The final amount does not include 5* copyright of the total amount.

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - REVE NOCTURNE

REVE NOCTURNE
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
50χ65 CM.
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS (1935 - 2022) - BOAT MAN

TITLE: BOAT MAN 
MEDIUM: MIXED TECHNIQUE WITH GOLDEN LEAVES
DIMENSIONS: 40Χ30 CM.
INFORMATION: SIGNED AND NUMBERED ( XIV/XXX) ON THE UPPER SIDE


*The final award amount of the artwork does not include the artist's 5% copyright, of the total amount.

ALEKOS FASSIANOS (1935 - 2022) - BON VOYAGE

TITLE: BON VOYAGE 
MEDIUM: OIL ON CANVAS
DIMENSIONS: 46Χ38 CM.
INFORMATION: SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE


*The final award amount of the artwork, does not include the artist's 5% copyright on the total amount.*


ALEKOS FASSIANOS (1935 - 2022) - YOUNG COUPLE

TITLE: YOUNG COUPLE
MEDIUM: SILKSCREEN
DIMENSIONS: 66X100 CM.
INFORMATION: SIGNED AND NUMBERED (15/15) ON THE UPPER SIDE

*The final award amount of the artwork, does not include the artist's 5% copyright on the total amount.


ALEKOS FASSIANOS (1935 - 2022) - YOUNG MAN AND YOUNG WOMAN

TITLE: YOUNG MAN AND YOUNG WOMAN
MEDIUM: BRONZE
DIMENSIONS: 25 cm. HEIGHT
INFORMATION: SIGNED ON THE BASE


*The final award amount of the artwork, does not include the artist's 5% copyright on the total amount.

ALEKOS FASSIANOS (1935 - 2022) - YOUNG MAN WITH KITE

TITLE: YOUNG MAN WITH KITE
MEDIUM: HANDPAINTED SILKSCREEN
DIMENSIONS: 92X65 CM.
INFORMATION: SIGNED AND NUMBERED (10/23) ON THE UPPER SIDE.
THE ARTWORK BEARS THE ARTIST'S HANDWRITTEN NOTE: REHAUSEE DE MA MAIN.


*The final award amount of the artwork, does not include the artist's 5% copyright on the total amount.


ALEKOS FASSIANOS - ANGEL

ANGEL
OIL ON CANVAS
30Χ35 CM
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - BEE

BEE
OIL ON CANVAS
25χ35 CM.
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - BIG CITY

BIG CITY
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
35Χ51 CM.
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - BLUE CYCLIST (1935-2022)

BLUE CYCLIST
OIL ON CANVAS
70Χ62 cm.
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - BLUE MEN (1935 - 2022)

BLUE MEN
SILKSCREEN
40Χ61 CM.
SIGNED AND NUMBERED (5/20) ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - BLUE YOUNG MAN AT THE WINDOW

BLUE YOUNG MAN AT THE WINDOW
OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS WITH PAINTED FRAME
45Χ45 CM.
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE

Alekos Fassianos - Blue young man with flower

Young man with flower
Oil paper mounted on canvas
26 x 36 cm
Signed on the upper side

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - CANDLESTICK (1935-2022)

CANDLESTICK
BRONZE
50 CM
SIGNED AND NUMBERED AT THE BASE (20/40)

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - COUPLE

COUPLE
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
23Χ30 CM 
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - COUPLE (1935 - 2022)

COUPLE
SILKSCREEN
57X47 CM 
SIGNED AND NUMBERED  (3/5) ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - CYCLIST (1939 - 2022)

CYCLIST
METAL
56Χ42 CM.
SIGNED AND NUMBERED (6/8) ON THE BASE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - DOVE

DOVE
OIL ON WOOD AND BRONZE
30χ30 CM.
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - FACE (1935-2022)

FACE
PENCIL ON PAPER
20Χ15 CM.
SIGNED BELOW

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - FISH

FISH
OIL ON CANVAS
90χ100 CM.
SIGNED AND DATED (1983) BELOW

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - FISHERMAN (1935 - 2022)

FISHERMAN
METAL CONSTRUCTION
80Χ50 CM.
SIGNED AND NUMBERED (5/8) ON THE BASE
(5% COMMISSION ON THE FINAL SALE AMOUNT OF THE ARTWORK FOR THE ARTIST'S COPYRIGHTS)

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - FRUITS AND BEES

FRUITS AND BEES
PASTEL ON PAPER
35Χ55 CM.
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - GIRL (1935-2022)

GIRL
CRAYONS, PASTEL ON PAPER
40Χ53 CM
SIGNED ON THE UPPER RIGHT SIDE
(5% COMMISSION ON THE FINAL SALE AMOUNT OF THE ARTWORK FOR THE ARTIST'S COPYRIGHTS)

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - GOLDEN ANGEL

GOLDEN ANGEL
ACRYLIC AND METAL ON WOOD 
42χ57 CM.
SIGNED AND COUNTED (2/5) ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - OURANOTHEN (1935 - 2022)

OURANOTHEN
OIL ON WOOD
22,5Χ32,5 CM.
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE (THE ARTWORK IS HANDMADE FRAMED BY THE ARTIST)

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - PETIT VENT

PETIT VENT

OIL ON CANVAS

O50Χ70 CM.

SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - RED ANGEL (1935 - 2022)
RED ANGEL
SILKSCREEN (Ε.Α.)
45X52 CM.
SIGNED AND NUMBERED (2/8) ON THE UPPER SIDE
(5% COMMISSION ON THE FINAL SALE AMOUNT OF THE ARTWORK FOR THE ARTIST'S COPYRIGHTS)
ALEKOS FASSIANOS - RED MAN (1935 - 2022)

RED MAN
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
27x27 CM.
SIGNED BACK AND BELOW
(5% COMMISSION ON THE FINAL SALE AMOUNT OF THE ARTWORK FOR THE ARTIST'S COPYRIGHTS)

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - RED YOUNG MAN

RED YOUNG MAN
OIL ON CANVAS
27Χ27 CM.
SIGNED AND DATED (2013) ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - RED YOUNG MAN (1935-2022)

RED YOUNG MAN
SILKSCREEN
60Χ40 CM
SIGNED AND NUMBERED ON THE UPPER SIDE (ΧΧVI/XXX)

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - REGINA ROSAS AMAT

REGINA ROSAS AMAT
PASTEL ON PAPER GLUED ON CANVAS
32Χ22 CM 
SIGNED ON THE UPPER RIGHT SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - SEA NIGHT

SEA NIGHT
OIL ON PAPER GLUED ON CANVAS
35Χ50 CM.
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - SEA WAVES

SEA WAVES
OIL ON CANVAS
35Χ60 CM.
SIGNED AND DATED (2014) ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - SERIOUS CONVERSATION (1935 - 2022)

SERIOUS CONVERSATION
OIL ON CARTON
52Χ58 CM.
SIGNED AND DATED (1970) ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - SILVER YOUNG MAN (1935-2022)
SILVER YOUNG MAN
SILKSCREEN WITH SILVER LEAVES
40x55 CM.
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE (Ε.Α.) 
ALEKOS FASSIANOS - SMOKERS

SMOKERS
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
26χ33 CM.
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - SOLDIER (1935 - 2022)

SOLDIER
OIL ON CANVAS
35Χ28 CM.
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - STILL LIFE

STILL LIFE
OIL ON CANVAS
34Χ50 CM.
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - SWIMMER

SWIMMER
OIL ON PAPER
25χ32 CM.

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - THE GOLDEN MOUNTAIN

THE GOLDEN MOUNTAIN
OIL ON CANVAS
40Χ53 CM.
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - THE MESSENGER

THE MESSENGER
OIL ON CANVAS
20Χ28 CM.
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - UN AMI AVEC DES AILES

UN AMI AVEC DES AILES
TAPISSERIE
90x110 CM.
SIGNED ON THE LOWER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - VIOLIST

VIOLIST
PENCIL AND PASTEL ON PAPER GLUED ON CANVAS
20χ27 CM.
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - YOUNG MAN WITH HORSE

YOUNG MAN WITH HORSE
PLASTER AND ACRYLIC IN A HANDMADE FRAME
60χ60 CM.
SIGNED BELOW

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - YOUNG MAN WITH HORSES (1935 - 2022)

TITLE: YOUNG MAN WITH HORSES
MEDIUM: SILKSCREEN
DIMENSIONS: 63X96 CM.
INFORMATION: SIGNED AND NUMBERED (15/25) ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - YOUNG MAN WITH RED SCARF (1935 - 2022)

YOUNG MAN WITH RED SCARF
MIXED TECHNIQUE ON PAPER GLUED ON CANVAS
50Χ34 CM.
SIGNED AND DATED (1997) ON THE UPPER SIDE

ALEKOS FASSIANOS - YOUNG MAN WITHGREEK FLAG (1935 - 2022)
YOUNG MAN WITH GREEK FLAG
SILKSCREEN
52Χ45 CM.
SIGNED AND NUMBERED (IV/XXX) ON THE UPPER SIDE
(5% COMMISSION ON THE FINAL SALE AMOUNT OF THE ARTWORK FOR THE ARTIST'S COPYRIGHTS)
ALEKOS FASSIANOS - CYCLISTE DE LA PAIX

CYCLISTE DE LA PAIX
PASTEL ON PAPER GLUED ON CANVAS
26Χ38 CM
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE