Theodoros Stamos, ‘Old Sparta’, 1951-1952, Hollis Taggart Galleries

Signature: Signed lower left: "Stamos" Signed verso: "Stamos" Titled and dated on stretcher verso: "OLD SPARTA / 1951-2"

Baldwin Kingrey, Inc., Chicago, IL., "Theodoros Stamos," April 15–May 24, 1952.

G. Contemporary Paintings, The Park Lane, Buffalo, "Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture," Fall 1962.

Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Pa., "Theodoros Stamos," January 14–March 5, 1957, no. 36.

New Orleans, LA: Octavia Art Gallery, "Pop Abstraction," 6 August–24 September, 2016.

"Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture," (Buffalo, Park Lane: G. Contemporary Paintings, 1962), illus. pl. 36.

G. Contemporary Paintings, The Park Lane, Buffalo
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
The Sydney and Francis Lewis Collection, Richmond
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Private Collection, Richmond

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