Theodoros Stamos (1922 - 1997)Abstract composition gouache on paper. Signed . Sight Size: 13.75 x 13.75 inches. Throughout his career, Stamos was also a dedicated teacher and held numerous positions. He taught at Hartley Settlement House for four years in the early 1950s, and at the progressive Black Mountain College, where he met Clement Greenberg and had Kenneth Noland as one of his students. In 1951, Stamos moved to East Marion, New York, where he developed an expressive color-field technique. In 1955, he began teaching at the Art Students League in New York, a position he would hold for twenty-two years. His prolific painting career continued in the 1990's, when ACA Galleries, New York and the Municipal Art Gallery in Thessaloniki, Greece honored him with retrospective exhibitions. After a prolonged illness, Stamos died on February 2, 1997. Stamos's art appears in countless private and public collections in the United States and internationally, among them The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; National Picture Gallery, Athens, Greece; San Francisco Art Institute Galleries; Tel Aviv Museum, Israel; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; The Chrysler Art Museum, Norfolk, Virginia; The Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; and Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlung, Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich, Germany.
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