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Artist Stass Paraskos dies

Renowned Cypriot artist Stass Paraskos has died aged 81.

Paraskos was the founder of the Cyprus College of Art in 1969 in Famagusta but after 1974 relocated to Lemba village in the Paphos district.

It is one of the oldest art institutions in Cyprus

The artist’s works form part of several collections in Britain, including at the Tate Gallery, London, Leeds City Art Gallery, the Arts Council Collection and University of Leeds, as well as collections in Cyprus, the US, Canada and Denmark.

Paraskos was born in Anafotia village in Larnaca in 1933.

During the period 1956-1958 he studied at Leeds College of Art and then worked as a lecturer in the department of undergraduate studies at Leicester College of Art and painting department at Leeds Polytechnic.

 

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