Artists

Joannis Avramidis

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    JOANNIS AVRAMIDIS
    KOPF - 1975
    Bronze, 6 Exemplare
    Höhe: 37,5 cm
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    JOANNIS AVRAMIDIS
    KLEINE KREISGRUPPE - 1963
    Bronze, Exemplar: 4/6
    Höhe: 40 cm
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    JOANNIS AVRAMIDIS
    KLEINE FIGUR I - 1963
    Bronze, 6 Exemplare
    Höhe: 39 cm
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    JOANNIS AVRAMIDIS
    BANDFIGUR I, RUND - 1982
    Bronze, Exemplar: 3/3
    Höhe: 207 cm
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    JOANNIS AVRAMIDIS
    BANDFIGUR II, KANTIG - 1982
    Bronze, Exemplar: 3/3
    Höhe: 207 cm

Avramidis was born in Batum, in former Soviet Union, in 1922. Until 1939 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts there. Later, he returned to Greece together with his greek mother. In 1943 he moved to Vienna. In 1943 he moved to Vienna. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts at Robin Christian Anderson from 1945 to 1949, and attended the sculpture class at Fritz Wotruba from 1953 – 1955. He participated at the Biennale of Venice in 1962. Avramidis became professor for the Nude drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 1965. Then he was promoted to Professor of sculpture in 1968. He was a member of the Vienna Sezession. Avramidis died in 2016. His sculptures show abstract figuration, focused on human bodies. With his art he occupies a loner position in the sculptural art in postwar Austria. His unpretentious heads and bodies resemble the antique greek sculptures.