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Lot 2297
oil on canvas, artist-signed lower left and on the verso, depicting the island nation's first president. Presented in carved gilt frame.
DOA 45 x 32.75 in.; SS 35.5 x 23.5 in.
The October 14, 2004 Washington Post obituary of painter Paul C. Vavlitis notes that he came to America from Cyprus as a teenager and served as an Army Air Force aerial photographer during World War II. Trained as a visual artist after the war, Mr. Vavlitis became highly regarded for his portraits of international political and religious leaders as well as his genre scenes depicting Cypriot life.
A Single-Owner Collection of Cypriot History & Culture from The Cyprus Museum of Jacksonville, North Carolina
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Paul Vavlitis (Cypriot-American, 1914-2004), Archbishop

Estimate $25 - $25,000Jun 15, 2018