Greek, 1952

Stefanos Daskalakis was born in Piraeus in 1952.

He attended The School of Fine Arts, Athens between 1970 and 1974, studying in the workshop of Giorgos Mavroidis. He continued his studies in Lyon and Paris between 1978 and 1981 and then joined Leonardo Cremolini’s studio at the École Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts.

In 1982 he returns to Athens. Together with Irini Iliopoulou, Giorgos Rorris, Edouard Sacaillan and Maria Filipoulou they set up an informal artistic team which endorsed the ‘return to paintability’. Additionally he was an assistant and model for Yannis Tsarouchis for nine years until Tsarouchis’s death in 1989.

Daskalakis paintings consist of still lifes, interior spaces, human figures and portraiture. His work reaches significant aesthetic results by combining austere, almost photographic design with warm sensitivity giving emphasis to earthly subjects and shadows.

His work can be found in The National Gallery of Greece, The Frissiras Museum, The Kouvoutsakis Art Institute, The National Bank of Greece and many other public and private collections.