Dimitris Mytaras, considered one of Greece’s most important 20th century painters, died late Thursday. He was 83.
Born in Halkida, Mytaras drew inspiration from the human figure within a context of naturalism and expressionism.
During Greece’s military junta from 1967 to 1974, Mytaras focused critical attention on Greek life through a series of realistic works entitled Photographic Documents.
He was also chosen to create one of the official posters for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
In a tweet Friday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras described him as “an important and great representative of Greek painting.”