Theodoros Stamos, ‘Beyond Emperors’, 1950, Hollis Taggart

Signature: Signed lower left: "STAMOS" Titled and signed on stretcher verso: "'BEYOND EMPERORS' Stamos"

Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, "Theodoros Stamos," January 8–January 27, 1951, no. 26.

Amerinda at the Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba, "The Old Becomes the New: New York Contemporary Native American Art Movement and the New York School." April 3 - June 2, 2013. Curated by David Bunn Martine.

Pomeroy, Ralph. "Stamos." (New York: Abrams, Inc., 1975), illus. no. 106, as "The Emperor Sees the Mountains."

Betty Parsons Gallery, New York (vintage label on verso under frame)
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lockwood, New York, NY
BC Holland Inc, Chicago
Private Collection, Arizona

About Theodoros Stamos

Theodoros Stamos is notable for his early use of color to explore possibilities of abstraction and form in painting. Filled with biomorphic and geologic shapes, his paintings are documents of emotional responses to the light, mood, and color of certain exotic landscapes and experiences. Stamos was influenced by colleagues such as Mark Rothko, merging spirituality with a color layering technique that was an early precursor to the Color Field Painting movement. A lifelong traveler and student of Hellenistic culture, his paintings often reference ancient belief systems.

American, 1922-1997, New York, New York, based in New York, New York