Yiorgos Pastakas

Artist (Greece)
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George H. Pastakas

Georges Pastakas was born in Florina in 1956. He studied painting in Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He also creates religious icons using the byzantine method. Reference to his work in the Dictionary of Greek Artists.

1979: Solo exhibition in Larisa Greece.
1980: Solo exhibition in Volos Greece.
1981: Group exhibition in Thessaloniki Greece.
1985: Solo exhibition in Patra Greece.
1986: Solo exhibition in Stuttgart.
1987: Presentation of his work in Copenhagen.
1989: Solo exhibition in Zakynthos Greece.
December 1991- January 1992: Ministry of Culture assigned him to represent Greece with to of his paintings at Sablon square in Brussels.
May 16th 1992: The Academy of Olympic Games chose two of his works for the official representation of Greece at the Olympic Games of Barcelona. Since then begins a long term collaboration between the Olympic Committee and the painter.
1992: Murals at the new ward of the Olympic Academy in Olympia.
1992: Solo exhibition in Rhodes Greece.
April 25th – June 3d 1993: Solo exhibition at Source’s D’ Europe under the Greek Presidency at the European Union.
April 2000: The Olympic Committee chose two of his works to decorate the rewarding of the Olympic winners of Sydney.
March 20th 2002: Solo exhibition at Technolis, Ghazi under the World Day of Poetry.
2003: Starts to paint for the Olympic Games of Athens 2004.
Summer 2003: Masks for Euripides Bacchantes play which performed in Trequier of Bretagne.
September 2003: Exhibition of the Masks of Bacchantes at the Museum of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
2004: Olumpic Committee chooses two of his paintings to decorate the brochures and the official folders for the members of the International Olympic Committee. Those works are being used until today in all the official presentations of the committee.
2004: Solo exhibition at the Greek – French Association.
2005: Solo exhibition at the Municipal Art Gallery of Corinth.
December 2005 – January 2006: Solo exhibition at the Greek – French Association.
2008: Solo exhibition at the Greek – French Association sponsored by the French consul Christophe Farnaud and The Fraternity of Tinians in Athens.
2009: Solo exhibition in Tinos Greece.
June 2010 – January 2011: Solo exhibition at the museum of Marble of the cultural foundation of the bank of Piraeus in Tinos. The colaboration between the foundation and the painter continues until today.
July 2010: Solo exhibition in Tinos Greece.
March 27th – April 17th 2014: Solo exhibition at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
Paintings of the artist are in public and private collections. His work has been admired by not only the Greek but the global press. Many art critics have wrote about his work among them professors of the department of Art History at National And Kapodistrian University of Athens, authors etc.
June 10th 2015 until present: Solo exhibition at Enviromental Museun in Stumphalia of the ciltural foundation of the bank of Piraeus.