East Marion, N.Y.
Collection size: 45 items
Collection Summary: 45 Handwritten letters from Stamos to Diran Deckmejian mailed from Lefkada, Greece and Cologne, Germany. The letters chart Stamos' artistic career after he left the United States, particularly his gallery exhibitions in Germany and Greece. Early correspondence reference Stamos' on-going legal battle with the Rothko estate.
Biographical/Historical Note: Theodoros Stamos, Abstract Expressionist Painter; NY and Greece, 1922-1997; Diran Deckmejian, Painter, Photographer and former student of Stamos at the Art Students League.
Donated in 2008 by Diran Deckmejian, a former student of Stamos' at the Art Students League in New York .
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