Theodoros Theodoros - Biography - Louis K. Meisel Gallery
THEODOROS STAMOS

1922 - 1997
 
 
BORN

December 31, 1922, New York, NY, the fourth of six children of
Greek immigrant parents

 
EDUCATION
 
1936-39
Peter Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY. Awarded a scholarship to American Artists' School. Studies sculpture with Simon Kennedy and Joseph Konzal.
1937
Joseph Solman, a member of "The Ten", encourages Stamos to begin painting at home and directs him to visit Alfred Steiglitz's gallery.
 
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
1972
Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1978
Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, November
1980
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY
1981
"Paintings 1958-60", Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, April 4 - 25
1981-82
Theodoros Stamos, Karen and Jean Bernier Gallery, Athens, Greece, December 9 - January 23
1984
Stamos: A Selection, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY,
April 7-28
1984 Stamos: IFLS, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY,
December 1-29
1984
M. Knoedler, ZΓΌrich, Switzerland
1985
Galerie Wurthle, Vienna, Austria
1986
Stamos, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY, April 23 - May 24
1987
Blue Paintings, Turske & Turske, Zurich, Switzerland, April 10 - May 16
Pierides Gallery of Modern Art, Athens, Greece
1988
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
1989
Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece
Stamos, Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY, January 12 - February 4
Theodoros Stamos 1940€™s - 1970€™s, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1989-90
"40's, 50's, 60's, 70's 80's", Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, December 2-22 & January 3-13
1990
"Recent Work", Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA, April 26 - May 10
"Stamos", Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY, May 10 - June 9
1991-92
Theodoros Stamos 1947 - 1963, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, December 7-21 & January 3-18
1991-92
ACA Galleries, New York, NY
1993
ACA Galleries, New York, NY
"IFLS", Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1997
Theodoros Stamos 1922-1997 €“ A Retrospective, The National Gallery and Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens, Greece, Sept. 30 €“ Nov. 30
2001-02
Theodoros Stamos- Allegories of Nature: Organic Abstractions 1945-1946",Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY, November 8 €“ January 12
2002
"Theodoros Stamos- Allegories of Nature: Organic Abstractions 1945- 1946",Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC, January 19 - March 31
"Celebrating Six Decades of Painting", Louis K. Meisel Gallery,
New York, NY, February 2-23
2005 "An Exhibition of One of the 'Irascibles'",Crane Kalman Gallery Ltd,
London, England, May 24 - July 16
2006 Stamos, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, January 28 €“
February 25
2008
Theodoros Stamos (1922-1997), Albemarle Gallery, London, UK, July 3 €“ July 26
 
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
1982
A Curator's Choice 1942 - 1963, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY, February 6 - March 6
1982
Louis K. Meisel Gallery in Brussels, Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels, Belgium, April 22 - May 22
Abstract Expressionism Lives, Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT, September 19 - November 7
1985
49th Annual National Mid-year Show, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, June 30 - August 25
1986-87
Abstraction by American Masters Over 50, R.H. Love Modern, Chicago, IL, December 16 - January 19
1987
The Best of Nashville, Metro Nashville Arts Commission Gallery, Nashville, TN, October 18 - November 15
1988
Art in the Armory, New York, NY, January 27-31
20th Anniversary Show, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, November
1992
"Black Mountain College/Scratching the Surface", Station Gallery, Katonah, NY, March 21 - May 9
1996
Paper Work, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, Feb. 3 - 24
1998
Remembering (Alcosser, Bell, Comtois and Stamos), Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, January 31 - February 28
2001
"Serendipity," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, Oct. 6-27
2004-05
An American Odyssey 1945-1980 (Debating Modernism), traveling exhibition, Spain: Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, April 13 €“
May 30; Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, June 10 €“ July 31; Kiosco Alfonso, A CoruΓ±a, September 2 €“ October 2; Also to
Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, Bayside, NY, October 24, 2004 €“ January 15, 2005


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL
The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona
St. Mary's College of Maryland, Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's City, MD
SUNY New Paltz, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, NY
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY
Hofstra University Museum of Art, Hempstead, NY
 
 
SELECTED BOOKS
 
1990
Anfam, David. Abstract Expressionism, Thames and Hudson, Inc., London, pp. 14, 82, 93, 171-72, "Ancestral Myth", 1946, p.93
1998
Jeffett, William. Surrealism in America, During the 1930€™s and 1940€™s, Salvador Dali Museum Editions, Florida, Moon Through Pines, 1947, p. 96, ill.
 
 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 
1992
"Review", The New Yorker, Jan. 6, p. 13

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Infinity Field Lefkada Series (purple), acrylic on canvas, 1980
Edge of Day, oil on canvas, 1961
Infinity Field Lefkada Series II, acrylic on canvas, 1978
The Divide II, oil on canvas, 1958
Adam, oil on canvas, 1961
Dog Town #1, oil on canvas, 1963
Albatross, oil on canvas, 1960
Infinity Field Lefkada Series, acrylic on canvas, 1980
Untitled, oil on canvas, c.1952
Infinity Field Lefkada Series, acrylic on canvas, 1980
Infinity Field Lefkata Series, screenprint ed. 10 signed,