ARTISTS OF TINOS
Tinos loved arts and traditions. That is confirmed with the unique work
of arts, which was recognized not only in Greece but also abroad. This
recognition was the passport for the artists and for Greece to obtain
world-wide a principal position in Arts.
Halepas( famous sculptor)
Nikolaos Gizis (painter)
Dimitrios Filippotis ( sculptor)
Lazaros Sohos ( sculptor)
Antonis Sohos (sculptor)
Georgios, Markos, Lazaros e Ioannis-Fitalis ( sculptors)
Kritikos ( sculptor)
Historians from Tinos
Georgiou Doriza ( educator-writer)
G.N.Amiralis ( literature master)
The brothers Iakovos and Fragiskos Malakates were from the village Isternia
of Tinos and they became sculptors. Many famous marble cutters graduated
from their school.
Iakovos Malakates who was born in 1808 was a great administrator. He
was honoured with the medal of the Silver Cross of Saver. The Bavarian
architects gave to him all the great and ornamental works that they
undertook. He died in 1885 in Munich.
Fragiskos Malakates was a keen and excellent executor. He died in Athens
The four brothers Georgios,
Markos, Lazaros and Ioannis Fitalis were born at Isternia of Tinos.
The brothers became well known for their artistic genious. At their
workshop, was made the sculpture of Patriarch Grigoriou E΄, Kostantinou
Kanari, Georgiou Karaiskaki and of many others.
The painter-philosopher Nikiforos Litras was born in 1832 in Pirgos
of Tinos. His teacher, Aleksandros Bon, appreciated his artistic tendency
and with the help of the marble quarries Sigel he sent the young Nikiforo
in Athens to attend the School of Arts in the technical University. King
Othonas, who also recognized his talent, sent him with state scholarship
in Munich to the well known Academy of Fine Arts. Litras was dedicated
to the style of Piloty and his work-arts were honored. In 1866 was appointed
professor in the school of Fine Arts in Greece and he imparted his self-existence
and self-action in Art. He was honored with the Silver Cross of Saver.
The country was thrown into mourning after his death.