Fassianos Alekos

Painter, Set Designer, Engraver
He was born in Athens on 25 October 1935. He studied violin at the Athens Conservatory and painting at the School of Fine Arts under Yiannis Moralis (1956-60). On a scholarship from the French government he attended lithography courses at École des beaux-arts, Paris under Georges Clairin and Georges Dayez (1962-64. Since 1974 he lives and works in Paris and Athens. In 1959 he presented his first solo exhibition in Athens. Since then, he has presented more than 70 solo exhibitions in Athens, Thessaloniki, Paris, Munich, Tokyo, Hamburg, Zurich, Milan, Beirut, Cologne, Bonn, Stockholm, London, etc. He also took part in several group exhibitions and renowned international events. His distinct style evolved around 1960. From 1975 onwards, he involved in scenography, working mainly with the Athens National Theater, for which he designed the sets for America (1975) by Kafka, Helen (1976), The Birds (1978), etc. He was also involved in engraving as well as in the designing of posters, medals and jewellery. He illustrated books by prominent poets and writers in Greece and abroad. He published prose and poetry texts. He was honored with the Grand Cross of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters (France), and was also awarded by the Academy of Athens (1999). The Greek and French television screened four films in tribute to his artistic production. His works are exhibited in Greek and foreign institutions, such as: National Gallery Athens, Averoff Art Gallery, art galleries of the City of Athens and City of Rhodes, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Musée d'Art Moderne Paris, etc. He collaborated with the GNO designing sets and costumes for L'enfant et les sortilèges and L'heure espagnole (1979/80). He passed away on 16 January 2022 // Last update of the biography: November 2000 - The list of the productions below is updated.