The Greek Sale, 13 Dec 2005, Bonhams, London, lot 236
private collection, Athens
sold for 4 124.75 €
Chryssa Verghi studied painting at The School of Fine Arts, Athens between 1979-1980 and 1984-1989 alongside Dimitris Mytaras and Nikos Kessanlis. Between 1980 and 1984 she studied interior design at The California State University of Long Beach, USA.
In 1990 she was awarded a scholarship by the Greek government to continue her studies in Paris at the École des Beaux Arts.
Verghi paints the natural landscape. Her work conveys a personal relationship with nature. She expresses this through her use of imagery and colour that dominates her work.
The human figure is sometimes seen in her work, but never the main feature. The exploration of light is her constant central concept. She does this through her depiction of water and the varying colours of the Greek landscape.
Her work is found in many public and private collections, notably: The National Gallery, Athens, The Florina Museum of Modern Art, The Fryssiras Museum and The Agricultural Bank of Greece Collection.