Hatzikyriakos-Ghikas Nikos (1906-1994)
The man who earned Picasso’s praise
- Noted Greek artist and founding member of the Greek section of the International Association of Art Critics.
- Recognised as the leading Greek cubist artist; his works were noticed and praised by Picasso himself in 1927.
- This artist organized and participated in numerous exhibitions between 1924 and 1988, including representing Greece at the Venice Biennale of 1950; he was eventually awarded the rank of Officier des Armes et des Lettres by the French government. He gained considerable recognition, becoming a member of the Athens Academy, the Royal Academy (London) and the Tiberiana Academy (Rome).
- In 1949, he became a founding member of the “Armos” art group, along with Engonopoulos, Moralis, Nikolaou, Tetsis and Tsarouchis.
- His works are displayed in the National Gallery of Athens, the Musée d’Art Moderne (Quai D’Orsay, Paris), The Tate Gallery (London), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) etc.