DIKAIOS Charilaos

Cypriot, 1912-2000
Charilaos Dikaios art

Charilaos Dikaios was born in Nicosia, 1912 and died in 2000. He graduated from the Pancyprian Gymnasium in 1931. He began his studies in 1937 at the School of Art in Paris, while he was attending painting lessons. His teachers were Tony Garnier and Auguste Perret. Due to the Second World War, he had to stop his studies for two years. He received his Diploma of Architecture in 1945 and he returned to Cyprus, where he worked as an architect and painter.

He has shown his work in one-man exhibitions: in 1965 at the Educational Hall; in 1966 in Lyon of France; in 1968 at Hilton Gallery; in 1972 at Argo Gallery, Nicosia; in 1976 in Lyon, France and French Educational Center of Nicosia; in 1977 at Heidelberg and Argo Gallery in Athens; in 1978 at Mouffle Gallery, Paris; in 1979 at the Consulate of Cyprus in New York; in 1983 and 1985 at Rembrandt Gallery, Nicosia; in 1991, 1992, 1995 at Apokalypsi Gallery, Nicosia. Furthermore he has taken part in a number of group exhibitions in Cyprus, Greece and Germany.

Charilaos Dikaios work can be found at the Presidential Palace of Nicosia; Embassies in Cyprus and abroad; at the National Bank of Greece; Chambers of Commerce in Greece; Embassy of Greece in Cyprus.

Bibliography: Charis Livas, “Contemporary”, Chr. Andreou, 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 Culture, Culture Services, Nicosia 2002.