George Kordis

George Kordis was born in Makrirrachis of Fthiotida in 1956. He studied theology at the University of Athens (1975-1979), while at the same time he studied painting and Byzantine iconography. He systematically studied the history and aesthetics of Byzantine painting and since 2003 he has been a lecturer at the Theological School of the University of Athens (iconography: theory and practice). He continued his studies in Fine Arts in Boston, USA (School of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, 1987-1989). After his return to Greece, he apprenticed with the great Greek engraver Fotis Mastichiadis, who introduced him to the world of engraving art and especially copper engraving. From 1993 to 1997 he illustrated the literary texts of Al. Papadiamantis and other Greek writers (Kontoglou, Karkavitsa, Moraitides), as well as folk tales of Cyprus. At the same time, he was involved in the publication of collector's books. He is an assistant professor at the Theological School of the University of Athens. He has presented his painting work in 35 individual and many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. He is a member of the Chamber of Visual Arts of Greece and the Association of Visual Arts Artists of Central Greece. Since 1990 he has been systematically involved in the teaching of Byzantine painting by organizing courses and summer seminars.

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