Theodoros Stamos, ‘Three Kings’, 1949, Hollis Taggart Galleries

Signature: Signed and dated lower left: "T. STAMOS '49" Titled, signed, and dated verso: "'THREE KINGS' / STAMOS / 1949"

Mestre, Italy: Centro Culturale Candiani, "Jackson Pollock: The Irascibles and the New York School," 23 March–30 June 2002.

New York: Hollis Taggart Galleries, "Why Nature? Hofmann, Mitchell, Pousette-Dart, Stamos," 30 October – 6 December, 2014.

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

Bruno Alfiere and Achille Bonito Oliva, "Jackson Pollock: The Irascibles and the New York School" (Milan: Skira, 2002), p. 221.

"Why Nature: Hofmann, Mitchell, Pousette-Dart, Stamos." (New York: Hollis Taggart Galleries, 2014), pl. 16.

André Emmerich Gallery
Galerie Pudelko, Bonn, 1990-2010

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