The Hellenic Society of Maine (HSoM) was established for the purpose of preserving and promoting Greek heritage and culture. We are affiliated with the University of Southern Maine and its Hellenic Initiatives program, and support the official Sister City Relationship between Portland, Maine in USA, and Mytilene, Lesvos,  in Greece.

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Lecture:“The life and Works of the Naif Painter Theophilos Hatzimihail”

Presented by: Professor Dorothea Klimis-Zacas
USM Portland, Wishcamper Center, Room 103
6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7

Dorthea Klimis-ZacasBeloved for his whimsical scenes from vil- lage life and/or figures from mythology, The- ophilos of Lesvos became Greece’s most famous primitive painter.

Another native of Lesvos, Prof. Dorothea Klimis-Zacas will give a talk on this intriguing artist titled “The Life and Work of the Naif Painter, Theophilos Hatzimihail.”

Theophilos is known world-wide for his works depicting Greek tradi- tional folklife and history. An itinerant painter, he painted murals on houses and shops until dis- covered by Stratis Eleftheriadis, a famous Parisi- an art critic. He asked the artist to redesign his works on canvas that are now displayed in the Theophilos and Teriade Museums on Lesvos.

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