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Artists Biography

John Christoforou

British 1921 - 2014
John Christoforou was a British painter of Greek heritage. He spent his childhood in Greece, but returned to England in 1938. With the outbreak of the war he joined the Royal Air Force, where he flew missions in the Far East.

Christoforou had his first exhibition in 1949. In 1957, he moved to Paris and participated in a show with Enrico Baj, Jorn and Mihailovitch at Galerie Rive Gauche. Galerie Birch, with whom Christoforou worked with for many years, held a solo exhibition in tribute to his legacy, "Hommage à Christoforou" on 3 May 2014.

Collections include: Tate Gallery, London; Frissiras Museum, Greece; Nottingham City Museums and Galleries; Beaux Art Museum, Toulouse; Beaux Art Museum Nantes; Contemporary Art Society, London; Museum of 20th Century Art, Vienna; Kunst Museum, Randers, Denmark; Kunst Museum Silkeborg, Denmark; Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris.

Works by this artist…

  • Oriental Landscape
    Oriental Landscape
    ( ref : 14106 )
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