Theodoros Stamos

ACA Galleries is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition, Theodoros Stamos (1922 – 1997) featuring paintings, sculpture and works on paper from the 1940s to the 1990s.  This exhibition demonstrates how the natural world was a source of inspiration and imagery throughout his career.

Theodoros Stamos, the youngest member of the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, was born in New York to Greek parents. In 1936 he won a scholarship to attend American Artists School where he studied sculpture until 1939 when he left to focus on painting.  Beginning in 1941 he ran a frame shop where he met Arshile Gorky who played an influential role in his early biomorphic paintings. In 1943 Stamos had his first solo exhibition at the Wakefield Gallery, which was run by Betty Parsons. During this period he also met Adolph Gottlieb and Barnett Newman who wrote about Stamos’ painting with great praise.


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