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