Panos Ghikas (1917-2012) - Abstract- Egg Tempera on Board- c 1959 P2967
A beautiful painting. Signed Panos. Consonant with his work and style.
Measures 20" x 24", frame is 29" x 33".
Master gilder and Egg Tempera expert, Panos Ghikas (1917-2012) executed a mural in gold leaf for the World Trade Center's 110th floor restaurant, Windows on the World. Son of the late George and Magdalene (Chirae) Ghikas, he was born in Malden, Massachusetts.
Panos Ghikas earned his M.F.A. from Yale, and went on to study with Willi Baumeister at the Staatliche Academie de Budenden Kunst in Stuttgart. Almost as soon as his studies were completed he became an educator, and over the course of his career he taught at Phillips Academy, Washington University, Brown University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts College of Art, and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Ghikas was honored with a Yale Norfolk Fellowship, a MacDowell Fellowship, and a Fulbright Fellowship early in his career, and he went on to have his artwork exhibited at Museums and Galleries across the country including the seminal 1947 Abstract and Surrealist American Art exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago where an image of his work was published in the catalog; the Wadsworth Atheneum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Addison Gallery of American Art, and Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, and many others.
He and his wife, Patience Haley Ghikas, restored historic murals by Barry Faulkner at the Averill Harriman estate in Harriman, NY. He lived and worked in Boston for 50 years before moving to Maine. He and his wife maintained a studio at historic Fenway Studios. He was with ACME Galleries, Boston.