Panayiotis Tetsis, Greek painter, Died at 91


Panayiotis Tetsis was born in 1925 and died on March 5, 2016.

He was a Greek painter.

Panayiotis Tetsis was a genuine specimen of the post-impressionistic seascape tradition.

Despite the artist depicts marine themes that are familiar to him – mostly set against the backdrop of Hydra and Sifnos.

Reportedly he said, (“If I take a long voyage at sea, I get bored,” he says, “and I don’t agree with Cavafy that headed for Ithaca we ought to hope that the voyage lasts as long as possible,” And he adds: “I paint a large number of my seas from memory, I don’t need to paint them from life. And even if I do, I change them later in my studio, even changing them totally.”)

And, balancing discipline and emotion, he regarded himself as a painter driven by the senses.

Panayiotis Tetsis characteristic, according to Koutsomallis, consists in his combination of “elegiac colour tones, compositional clarity and precision, thematic variety, a monumental character and freely, openly sketched contours”.

During 1949, he along with Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas, Yannis Moralis, Nikos Nikolaou, Nikos Engonopoulos and Yiannis Tsarouchis, established the “Armos” art group.

Panayiotis Tetsis passed away at 91 yrs old.