Spiros Xenos

Still Life With Fruits, Books And Pottery

Rp 16.251.000,00 IDR

This still life oil painting, created around 1950, portrays a table adorned with fruit, books and pottery. The artist's signature can be found in the lower right corner.

Spiros George Xenos was a Greek-Swedish artist. Born on 11 June 1881 in Athens, Greece, after six years of study at Athens School of Fine Arts, he left Greece in 1903 and helped by a scholarship continued his education in Munich, Germany.

In Paris he opened a studio and established himself in artist circles. Here he also met his first wife Elin von Reis (1874-1926) whom he married 1911. In 1913, the couple went to Sweden for a short stay, but due to the outbreak of World War came to settle there.

Xenos's paintings were inspired by the landscape of Sweden's west coast, but he is also known for his portraits and still lifes. 

Spiros Xenos died on 21 January 1963 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

His work is exhibited at 'Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg', at 'the University of Gothenburg (School of Business, Economics and Law)' and in 'National Gallery and Alexandros Soutzos Museum' (Athens Art Museum).

Sources: Wikipedia.

Artiste: Spiros Xenos (1881-1963). 
Signed in the lower right corner. 
Medium: Oil on canvas. 
Condition: Very good condition. 
Dimensions: 39 x 50 cm. / 15 1/4 x 19 3/4 in. 
Frame: 47 x 58 cm. / 18 1/2 x 22 3/4 in. Very good condition.
Origin: Sweden.