Sabbides Simeon (1859-1927)

The perfectionist

  • As one of the major representatives of the “School of Münich“, Sabbides was considered a superior technician. His work was very much about perfect shapes and perfect balance of colours. He is considered an “orientalist”.
  • The artist spent a long time in Münich, and was taught by Gyzis, von Löfftz and von Diez. His trips to Greece and Asia Minor (from where he originated) were mostly meant to help inspire him. He returned to Greece for good 2 years prior to his death.
  • He exhibited broadly across the European continent and in Greece, signing his works “Sabbides” instead of “Savvidis”, which would be the transliterated version of his Greek name.