Nikiforos Lytras

1832-1904 Greece/Orientalist

 

Brief Biography-Nikiforos Lytras was born on the island of Tinos. He studied at the Athens School of Art and gained a scholarship to study at the Munich Academy where he stayed until 1862. The Athens School of Arts appointed him professor, and in 1873 he toured Anatolia or Southwest Asia with the artist Nikolaos Gyzis (1842-1901). In 1874 they spent a year in Munich, and they travelled to Paris in 1876. In 1879, Lytras visited Egypt before returning to Greece, where he married and had six children. One of his sons, Nikolaos also became a renowned artist. He remained on at the Athens School of Art until his death in 1904, Georgios Jakobides succeeded him at the School. Nikiforos Lytras was one of the most famous Greek artists of his time.

 

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antigone in front
of dead polynikes

antigone in front of dead polynikes


carols

carols

child rolling a
cigarette

child rolling a cigarette

christos
the niger

christos the niger


fellah girl

fellah girl


fellah woman

fellah woman


kaftantzoglou

kaftantzoglou


knitting monk

knitting monk


marianthe charilaou

marianthe charilaou

othon with the
decree

othon with the decree founding the national bank of greece


paul kalligas

paul kalligas


reclining woman

reclining woman

return from
the bazaar

return from the bazaar


sailor smoking

sailor smoking

the blowing up of
nasuh flagship

the blowing up of nasuh ali pasha s flagship by kanaris

the hospodar of
moldavia

the hospodar of moldavia michael soutzos


the milkman

the milkman


the waiting

the waiting


self portrait

self portrait

tenian sculptor
iakovos varoutis

tenian sculptor iakovos varoutis

the naughty
grandchild

the naughty grandchild by Nikiforos Lytras


in the kitchen

in the kitchen

execution of patriarch
gregory the fifth

execution of patriarch gregory the fifth of constantinople


alexander mourousis

alexander mourousis

a festival
in megara

a festival in megara