Evangelos Ioannidis, Title Unknown, Date Unknown, Oil on Canvas
Born in 1868 in Aydin, Turkey, Evangelos Ioannidis is a Greek painter. He began as a science student but dropped out to study painting in Munich at the studio of painter Georgios Jakobides, whose work was influenced by German Realism. In 1887 Ioannidis was admitted to the Academy where he studied under Nikolaos Gyzis who was a major representative of the ‘Munich School’, the major 19th-century Greek artistic movement.
On Ioannidis’s return to Greece, he studied with Nikiforos Lytras who painted ethnographic themes and portraitures. In 1893, Ioannidis was awarded the Chrysovergoio Prize. His work includes portraits, still lifes, and impressionist pastoral landscapes. Evangelos Ioannidis died in 1942 in Athens, Greece, at the age of seventy-four.