Constantin Xenakis

contemporary artist (1931-2020)

Constantin Xenakis (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Ξενάκης; 28 December 1931 – 6 June 2020) was an Egyptian-born Greek-French painter and sculptor.

Constantin Xenakis in 1995

His works were written script, in particular the Hebrew alphabet,[1] symbols and codes of everyday life such as traffic signs, chemical symbols, Egyptian hieroglyphics and letters from the Greek, Phoenician and Arabic alphabets.

He was born in Cairo. He spent his career in Paris. His work is held in the National Gallery of Greece[2] and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.[3]

He was made a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in 1986.

Xenakis died on 6 June 2020 at his home in Paris, aged 88.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Adrian M. Darmon, Autour de l'art juif: encyclopédie des peintres, photographes et sculpteurs, Carnot, 2003, p. 299. ISBN 2-84855-011-2
  2. nationalgallery.gr Archived 2010-04-06 at the Wayback Machine
  3. mmca.org.gr Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Greek Painter Constantin Xenakis Dies at the Age of 89". Archived from the original on 2020-06-06. Retrieved 2020-06-06.