Νίκος Λύτρας, Χτίζοντας με το χρώμα και το φως, Εθνική Πινακοθήκη, Αθήνα, 2008, page 228, illustrated
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The son of Nikiforos Lytras, he was first taught art by his father and later studied at The School of Fine Arts, Athens graduating with merit.
In 1907, on a scholarship, he studied at the studio of Ludwig von Hofftz at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Munich.
In 1911 he returned to Greece and fought in the Balkan war of 1912-1913.
In 1923 he was elected a professor at The School of Fine Arts, Athens. He made a significant contribution to the school, as he encouraged the teaching of new, modern movements and ideas in art that were occurring at the time.
He was one of the first Greek artists to break away from the more academic school of thought and embrace the teachings of modern art.
His work is found in many public and private collections, notably that of: The National Gallery, Athens; The Athens Municipal Gallery; The National Bank of Greece; The Averoff Gallery and The Leventis Gallery