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Nikos Zografos

Painter, Set Designer
Born in Constantinople in 1911. He studied the Business Administration at a public school. He taught himself set design and painting. He traveled to many areas of Greece and was inspired by the monuments and archaeological sites. He worked as a set designer and costume designer at the National Theatre (1939-1940, 1942-1944), as well as in other theaters. He collaborated with the Greek National Opera from 1941 to 1971, designing sets and costumes for 17 operas, two ballets and four operettas, in approximately 150 productions and / or revivals producers. Most of his creations for the Greek National Opera were for premiere productions. He designed sets and costumes for The Barber of Seville [Il barbiere di Siviglia], Rustic Chivalry [ Cavalleria rusticana], Gianni Schicchi, The Fallen Woman Traviata [ La traviata], Carmen , The Master Builder, Lucia di Lammermoor, Manon, Rhea, Abduction From The Seraglio [Die Entführung aus dem Serail], House of The Three Girls [Das Dreimädelhaus], A Dream Waltz [Ein Walzertraum] , Pagliacci , Rigoletto, La bohème, Madame Butterfly [Madama Butterfly], The Mother’s Ring, Lily At The Seashore by Georgios Sklavos and Hero and Leander by Andreas Nezeritis. He also created stage designs and costumes for 188 plays, prose, operettas and reviews. He presented his work in solo exhibitions at the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus in 1933 and participated in group exhibitions such as the Exhibition of the Association of Cartoonists (1936, 1937) and the Exhibition of Piraeus Artists (1937, 1938). He was a member of Hellenic Political Science Association and the Cartoonists Association. He died in 1969.