Tsatsos - A short biography
George Tsatsos was born in Athens
and educated in Greece and Zurich where he graduated
as a civil engineer. He has had a career in industry,
running cement companies, and designing and building
cement factories, distribution centers and floating
terminals in Greece, Egypt, Cyprus, Arabia, Nigeria,
Estonia, Poland etc. For the last few years he
has lived with his family in London but they also
have a home in Greece. He is married to Zoe and
they have four children and also grandchildren.
He remains active in business. Georges career as
an artist developed from his habit of doodling
in full colour during meetings, lectures, or whenever
obliged to sit for a long time. For the last twenty
years or so he has painted mostly in acrylics but
has refused to exhibit as he has considered this
activity private. He has had no formal art education.
George has also for many years collected contemporary
George sees his paintings as
compositions, neither abstract nor objective, but
a research into shapes, colours and geometric forms
which are often ambiguous or physically impossible.
He also draws humorous cartoons and illustrated
George exhibited for the first
time in a one-man show at the Bowman Gallery in
London in October 2002.
In November 2002 he exhibited in
New York at the Agora Gallery, and has a further
show scheduled in Paris at the La Hune Brenner
Gallery on the Place St Germain des Pres from the
17th to the 28th February 2004.