Cypriot, 1929
Andreas Chrysochos artwork

Andreas Chrysochos was born in Milia village of Famagusta in 1929.

He graduated from the College of Morphou in 1950.

During the years 1952 to 1954 and 1957 to 1959 he studied painting at Goldsmith’s College, School of Art of the University of London. He also studied psychology of children’s art at N.E. London Polytechnic form 1974 to 1976.

He worked as a teacher, art professor at the Pedagogical Academy and as an Art Inspector. He writes art critics and he is involved in icon-painting and calligraphy.

He has shown his work in several one-man exhibitions: in 1981 and 1982 at Kochlias Gallery in Nicosia; in 1988 at Apocalypse Gallery in Nicosia; in 1990 at Morphi Gallery in Limassol; and in 1993 at Apocalypse Gallery in Nicosia.

He has participated in many group exhibitions: in 1961 at Vayianso Gallery in Athens, in 1965 in Cairo, in 1967 in Boston of U.S.A and at the 7th Pan-Hellenic Exhibition in Athens, in 1968 at the 7th Biennale of Alexandria, the 1st Indian Triennale and the 34th Venice Biennale, in 1970 at the Commonwealth Institute in London and Edinburgh, in 1979 at the “Contemporary Cypriot Painting” exhibition in Thessaloniki, in 1981-1982 at the Touring Exhibition of Contemporary Cypriot Painting in Budapest, Prague, Bucharest, Belgrade and Sofia, and in 1983 at the “Contemporary Cypriot Painting” exhibition in Paris.

In 1950 he was honoured with the First International Watercolour Award in London, in 1963 he received the honorary medal in Alexandria and in 1968 he was honoured with the Grand Prix Europẻen des Arts et des Lettres in Nice.

His work can belong to public and private collections in Cyprus and abroad.

Bibliography: Christos Savvides-Trichas, “Cypriot Artists”, Chr. Andreou Publications, Nicosia 1982-83
Chrysanthos Christou, “Short History of Modern and Contemporary Cypriot Art”, Nicosia 1983
Eleni Papademetriou, “State Gallery of Contemporary Cypriot Art”, Ministry of Education and Culture, Cultural Services, Nicosia 2002.