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Paraskos, Stass

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  • Variants

    • Paraskos, Stassinos
    • Παράσκος, Στας
    • Paraskos, Stas
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1933-03-17
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2014-03-04
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Leeds College of Art (-1968)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1970
        • Organization: (naf) Canterbury College of Arts
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1987
        • Affiliation End: 1989
        • Organization: (naf) Kent Institute of Art & Design
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1989
        • Organization: Cyprus College of Art
    • Birth Place

        Anaphotia (Cyprus)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Paphos (Cyprus)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Cyprus
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Leeds (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) St. Ives (Cornwall, England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Leeds (England)
    • Associated Locale

        Lempa (Cyprus)
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  • Sources

    • found: His The mythology of Cyprus, 1981:t.p. (Stass Paraskos)
    • found: Stass, c1998:p. 7 (Stass Paraskos; b. in Anaphotia, Cyprus) p. 93 (Stassinos Paraskos)
    • found: Stass Paraskos, 2003:p. 4 of cover flap (b. 1933)
    • found: Wikipedia, October 17, 2016(Stass Paraskos (Greek: Στας Παράσκος = Stas Paraskos; 17 March 1933-4 March 2014) was an artist from Cyprus, although much of his life was spent teaching and working in England; born in Anaphotia, a village near the city of Larnaca, Cyprus; went to England in 1953 and became a cook in his brother's restaurant in the city of Leeds. This was a popular haunt of the local art students who encouraged Paraskos to enrol for classes at Leeds College of Art (later Leeds Beckett University). Despite not having the usual entry qualifications, Paraskos was spotted by the college's inspirational Head of Fine Art, Harry Thubron, who made certain Paraskos was accepted. There he became close friends with artists such as Dennis Creffield, Terry Frost and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, with Frost and Barns-Graham persuading Paraskos to move to St Ives in Cornwall in 1959. In St Ives Paraskos shared a studio with Barns-Graham until he returned to Leeds in 1961 and began teaching at Leeds College of Art; began teaching at Canterbury College of Art in 1970; British artist; also taught at Leicester Polytechnic before becoming a Lecturer in Fine Art at Canterbury College of Art; When Canterbury College of Art became Kent Institute of Art & Design, he was appointed a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art and then Head of Painting, before returning to Cyprus in 1989 to run the Cyprus College of Art with his daughter Margaret Paraskos; style of painting is figurative but non-naturalistic; despite primarily being a painter, in 1992 he began work on an ambitious sculpture wall, in the village of Lempa, on the west coast of Cyprus; died in Paphos, Cyprus)
    • found: Getty Union list of artist names, via WWW, October 17, 2016(Paraskos, Stass (British artist, born 1933); artist; male)
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  • Change Notes

    • 1989-12-28: new
    • 2016-10-18: revised
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