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THEOPHANES OF CRETE - Fresco artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
THEOPHANES OF CRETE - Fresco artist

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Greek, 16th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 16th century.

Fresco artist.

Thoephanes of Crete began his career in the Meteora in 1527, painting frescoes for the convent of St Nicholas Anapavsa. His masterpieces are the frescoes in the convent of Magistri Lavra on Mont Athos, which date from 1535. He had two sons who were also painters: Symeon, with whom he decorated the convent in Stavronikita, and

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