Konstantinos Volanakis

1837-1907 Greece/Academicism to Impressionism

 

Brief Biography-Konstantinos Volanakis was a renowned maritime painter from Heraklion, Crete. Volanakis finished his studies in the Greek School of Ermoupolis in Syros before going to Trieste to work as an accountant. His talents were recognised there, and his family sent him to the Munich Academy of Fine Arts in 1864. He studied alongside Georgios Jakobides, Nikiforos Lytras and Nikolas Gyzis, under the tuition of Karl von Piloty. After a successful career as a maritime artist in the Austrian navy and painting in Munich and Vienna, he returned to Greece in 1883. He became a teacher at the Athens School of Fine Arts until 1903, from that year onward his fortunes waned and he died in Piraeus in 1907.

 

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ships launch

boat in boat


before dusk

before dusk


collecting the nets

collecting the nets


in the garden

in the garden

the inauguration of
the corinth canal

the inauguration of the corinth canal


sortie of the aris

sortie of the aris


the battle of lissa

the battle of lissa


seashore of poros

seashore of poros


the river

the river


trawler

trawler


octoberfest

octoberfest


getting off

getting off


anchored boats

anchored boats