The exhibition is dedicated to the multifaceted work of the artist Dimitris Davis (1905-1973).
Davis became familiar with the avant-garde movements while studying fine arts at the Munich Academy and through his extensive travels in Europe. His work is characterized by realism, whilst bearing elements of German expressionism, especially when attempting a psychographic rendering of his subject.
An excellent draftsman, he worked for various newspapers and magazines, published numerous cartoons commenting on social and political issues, and illustrated children’s books both in Greece and abroad. He was one of the founding members of the Free Artists Association (1934).
Oil paintings, sketches, cartoons and representative samples of his book illustrations are included in the exhibition. Most of the material comes from the collections of the Benaki Museum, but some exhibits are on loan from other Foundations and private collections.
The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue.