ALEX MYLONA Retrospective Athens
Alex Mylona in her studio in 1961. Photograph: courtesy of the Mylona Museum

ALEX MYLONA – a retrospective exhibition

Where: Alex Mylona Museum
When: On now until 5 May 2019
Why Go: See Greek post-war art by this talented Athenian artist

More than 120 works produced by Greek visual artist, Alex Mylona, are on display in a retrospective exhibition in the historical heart of Athens.

Hosted in the stylish museum which she founded to house her work, the exhibition spans over two floors looking back over her extensive career.

ALEX MYLONA Museum Retrospective Athens

Part of the exhibition at the Alex Mylona museum in Athens. Photograph: Mylona Museum/Panoulis Photography

From monumental sculptures of wrought iron and marble blocks, to artworks of gouache and watercolour, Mylona’s experimentation with light, shape and volume is evident throughout her work, with themes that include the miracle of motherhood and love along with references to the myths of the ancient Greek world and the spirituality of Byzantium.


Alex Mylona was born in Athens in 1920. In 1945 she attended the Athens School of Fine Arts where she studied sculpture under the supervision of Professor Michalis Tombros. Alex Mylona participated in a number of international exhibitions, while she also represented Greece at the 30th Biennale in Venice, the International Fair of Montreal in Canada (1967) and various Biennale exhibitions in Brussels, Alexandria, Buenos Aires and Budapest. In 1986 the Greek National Gallery granted Mylona its showrooms for a retrospective exhibition.


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