SOTIRIS SOROGAS

SOTIRIS SOROGAS

Born in Athens in 1936. From 1957 to 1961, he attended the School of Fine Arts under professor G. Moralis while working in copying frescoes. After studying hagiography at the same school, he received an I.K.Y. scholarship for 1957-61. In 1958 he was awarded a Royal Institute Scholarship thanks to which he could attend courses of Byzantine, post-Byzantine and folk art. With an allowance from the Ford Foundation he could deepen his knowledge of contemporary art in New York, Chicago, London, Paris and Milan. He worked later first as a supervisor and then as assistant professor of drawing and colour at the Department of Architecture of the Metsoveion National University. He is a founding member of the Hellenic Association of Contemporary Art, and a member of the editorial board of the magazine “Speira”. He first exhibited in 1962 at the second Panhellenic exhibition for young artists and at the Italian Institute of Athens. In 1965, he was appointed curator at the headquarters freehand drawing and painting at the School of Architecture NTUA. In 1973, he won a scholarship from the Ford Foundation.

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