Giorgos Pol. Ioannidis
Giorgos Pol. Ioannidis was born on 6th August 1956 in Greece – Thessaloniki. Studied in the “Architettura di Venezia” and “Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia” under the famous Venetian painter Emilio Vedova. He also studied in the “Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze” under Silvio Loffredo where he graduated in 1985 awarded by praise as a highly talented artist. He was an apprentice in the studio of the world renowned Florentine portrait painter Pietro Annigoni (1982-1984).
Throughout his lifetime he relentlessly paints with his unique creative style so producing genuine works of art where quality cannot be compromised. George Pol. Ioannidis’ artwork is a masterful combination of figurative and abstract painting with expressionistic emphasis and intensity in color. It embraces the entire history of art thus resulting in a singular eclecticism with surreal, symbolic and allegorical elements. He places the person at the very center and gives a strong lead to the feeling, the vision and imagination. He dissects the major chapters of life and death, of the soul and the outside world, of anguish and hope.
He has presented his creative work many times, performing solo and group exhibitions in Public Galleries, Museums, Art Halls, Cultural Centers and private galleries.
His creations are to be found at Municipal Galleries, in museums and in many private collections in Greece and abroad.
Several reviews, studies and articles have been written and published, about his paintings, from academicians, art historians, professors of painting in great Art Academies, poets, writers, art critics, and journalists. Art critics have unequivocally stated that having being exposed for so many years under the professional guise and guidance of famous artists, George Pol Ioannidis has in a true sense carried their spirit in producing the next generation’s masterpieces.