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Rena Tzolaki


Born in Heraklion, Crete. She studied Painting with Yannis Moralis and Andreas Georgiadis and Printmaking with Yannis Kefallinos in the Athens School of Fine Arts. She received a Grant by the Greek National Scholarship Foundation in order to continue her studies on Lithography. She went to study in Paris, at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, majoring on Lithography with Pierre Eugene Clairin as her teacher. At the same time, she studied also Book Art at the Ecole Estienne. She lives and works in Paris. She has had solo exhibitions in Paris, Athens, London, Aix en Provence, Auxerre and Thessaloniki. She has participated in many important international exhibitions, such as: the Venice Biennale, as a guest in the American Pavilion, the Paris Youth Biennale, the I.CAF in London, Tongo, Saga and the Mois de Γ Estampe in Paris. She has illustrated with her lithographs Paul Verlaine's 4th book, published by La Nouvelle Librairie de France. She has also illustrated "Lui ici" by Dimitri Analis, published by Editions Biren. In 1975 she was honoured with the Prix Florence Gould, bestowed to her by the Academic des Beaux-Arts de France for her achievements in Lithography. Her work can be found in the Paris Library, the Greek National Gallery in Athens, the Auxerre Municipal Library, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. and in private collections in France, Greece, England, the USA, Germany, Brazil, Israel, Argentina and several other countries. 40 Voukourestiou str. Athens 10673 - tel. France: +331 43544983, Athens: +30 210 3611028