Geralis Loukas (1875-1948)

An artist of the Greek countryside

  • Having been guided towards trade, Loukas Geralis had to fight to become an artist. In doing so, he paved the road that his younger brother Apostolos also followed.
  • Having been taught by Lytras, Roilos and Jacobides, Loukas Geralis nevertheless moved towards depictions of Greek villages and their daily lives: “demotic” themes, especially from around the Aegean. He was also a master of the still life.
  • His works can be found in the National Gallery, the Benakis Museum, Greek Parliament and many other venues of note, in Greece and beyond.


*Some sources give the artist’s birthdate as 1871.