Yiannis Pappas Benaki Museum
Artist Yiannis Pappas. Photograph: courtesy of the Benaki Museum Collection


Where: Yiannis Pappas Studio, Zografou
When: (Closed until further notice)
Why Go: For an intimate look inside this artist’s work studio

The Benaki Museum presents the work of talented Greek artist Yiannis Pappas (1913-2005), displayed in his original work space in Zografou.

** The exhibition remains closed until further notice as a precaution for public health and safety **

The exhibition ‘Yiannis Pappas: The German Occupation’ reflects the artist’s return to Athens from the war front and throughout the German occupation. Pappas was confronted with general wretchedness and personal loss, he dedicated himself to work in search of hope and spiritual cohesion, following an inner silent path.

Yiannis Pappas Benaki Acropolis 1943

Yiannis Pappas, The Acropolis 1943. Part of the exhibition: German Occupation

The exhibition is presented in The Yannis Pappas Studio, in dialogue with the permanent exhibition which remains in situ – true snapshots of a long life focused on the human.

The Yiannis Pappas Studio

This property is a unique example of the workspace of an artist devoted to both sculpture and painting. It was donated to the Benaki Museum by his son, Alekos Pappas. The main aim of the donation was that the artist’s works remain together in their natural physical environment.

Yiannis Pappas Benaki Studio

The studio space is preserved and exhibited by the Benaki Museum. Photograph: courtesy of the Benaki Museum.

The area that hosts the studio is in the Zografou district, in the same building that once housed the family of this important Greek artist until the 1960s.


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