Theodoros Stamos, ‘Peconic’, c. 1952, Wright

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Signature: Signed to lower left 'Stamos'. Signed and titled to verso 'Peconic Stamos'.

Theodoros Stamos, 15 April - 24 May 1952, Baldwin Kingrey, Chicago

Baldwin Kingrey, Chicago | Gift of Jody Kingrey to Mili Thompson, Chicago, circa 1952 | Private Collection, Chicago

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