Tsantilis Art

Details: Artist Nikolaos Chimonas (Heimonas or Cheimonas) / Oil on canvas / 1926 / Dimensions 34 x 44,3 cm without frame, 54 x 64,5 cm with frame / Signed lower left.

Artist Nikolaos Chimonas (Heimonasor Cheimonas) was a painter and art teacher of Greek ancestry who was born in Russia and spent most of his life there. He attended the Saint Petersburg Art and Industry Academy and then, in 1889, began auditing classes at the Imperial Academy of Arts, where his teachers included Ivan Shishkin and Arkhip Kuindzhi, with whom he became a lifelong friend. He graduated in 1897 and was able to travel with a group of Kuindzhi's students to Berlin, Dresden, Vienna, and Paris. During the Russian Civil War, his family was associated with war prisoners; consequently, the government prosecuted them. The artist sought refuge with relatives in Crimea and emigrated to Greece when the opportunity arose. He spent several years traveling throughout the Peloponnese, Crete, and the islands on the west coast, painting landscapes, and architectural sites. In 1929, they settled on Skyros, where he became ill with malaria and died. Many of his paintings are located in Greece (National Gallery of Athens, Averoff Gallery, Art Collection of the National Bank), France, the USA, and Russia.
Dimensions 34 x 44,3 cm without frame, 54 x 64,5 cm with frame / Signed lower left.
Chronology 1926

Pantanassa Monastery in Mystras, Peloponnese- Nikolaos Chimonas

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Tags: Greek painting, Mystras, Pantanassa Monastery, Peloponnese, Landscape