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This is Charalambos Pachis

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By Gwylym Owen

Charalambos Pachis (Greek: Χαράλαμπος Παχής; 1844, Corfu – 1891, Corfu) was a Greek painter of the Heptanese scholarly who specialized in landscapes and historical scenes.

Pachis was born in 1844. He was yet very youthful when he was on the go as a servant for a rich Englishman, who wise saying his undertaking and offered to pay his expenses to psychotherapy in Italy. At first Pachis attended painting lessons at the Accademia di San Luca and far along at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli. Pachis was influenced by the fake of Dionysios Tsokos and the philhellene artists of the 19th century.

After a study vacation to various European cities, he returned to Corfu in 1870, where he taught briefly at the “Kapodistrias School”. Following that, he normal his own private art school. Periklis Tsirigotis, Angelos Giallinas and Georgios Samartzis [el] were along with his best-known students. He apparently put together a huge collection of costumes for use in his classes, which he future sold to allow dowries for his daughters, one of whom married Samartzis. His further daughter with married a painter; Spiros Pizanis [el].

His most famous historical scenes are depictions of the assassination of Kapodistrias, the Dance of Zalongo and the hanging of Gregory V. He along with painted portraits, landscapes and illustrations for hagiographic works. He was one of the first painters of the Heptanese School to create landscapes and genre scenes. Pachis’ creations also append the iconography at the Greek Orthodox Church in Durrës.

He was honored with several awards from the Ionian regional direction and the Vatican. His major showings affix the National Exhibitions at the Zappeion in 1875 and 1888, and the Exposition Universelle (1878).

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