Young Cypriot woman with a church in the background oil on hardboard
signed lower right
41 x 60 cm
private collection, Cyprus
sold for € 4 856.80
Xanthos Hadjisotiriou was born in Famagusta in 1920 and died in Limassol in 2003.
He studied painting in London at the Central School of Arts and Crafts between 1951 and 1953.
Xanthos concentrated in depicting scenery from everyday life, his primary desire being to create a language, form and colours guided by his personal instinct and other influences such as Byzantine Art.
Xanthos Hadjisotiriou presented his work in a number of solo exhibitions such as in 1959 in London, in 1962 at Ledra Palace, Nicosia and in 1990 at The Palais de l’ Europe, Brussels.
His work can be found in many public and private collections in Cyprus and abroad. Notably at The National Gallery, Athens, The State Gallery of Contemporary Cypriot Art, The Leventis Gallery, The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Centre and The Central Bank of Cyprus Art Collection.