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17 facts about Ioannis Oikonomou

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By Gwylym Owen

Ioannis Oikonomou (Greek: Ιωάννης Οικονόμου; 1860, Kertezi – 1931 Athens) was a Greek painter, xylographer, engraver and amateur athlete.

From 1874 to 1880, he studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts later than Nikiforos Lytras and initially focused upon landscapes and cityscapes, which are largely of historical interest. At this time, he afterward worked upon frescoes at Christokopidi Church and became a learned at a perplexing school.

His first exhibition came in 1875 at the Zappas Olympics, which included art and music competitions as skillfully as the athletic events. At the games of 1888-89, he participated in the introduction exhibitions at the Zappeion. He in addition to entered some of the gymnastic competitions, taking second place in the discus throw and third place upon parallel bars.[citation needed]

During this time, he afterward began on the go as an illustrator for the magazines Εστία [el] (“Hearth” or “Home”) and Ποικίλη Στοά [el] (roughly, “Variety”). He continued to exhibit frequently, although he limited himself largely to Athens and the surrounding areas. Today his works are upon display at the National Gallery of Greece, Evangelos Averoff Gallery and the Municipal Museum of Larissa.

A street is named after him in the Nea Smyrni district of Athens.

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