On the occasion of 100 years since the birth of the artist Kostas Averkiou, a selection of paintings, both oil paintings and watercolours, are on display, denoting his artistic practice from 1945 to 1981. The Museum’s interest in the work of the self-taught artist derives from the fact that the founder, Michael Zampelas, used to work in the building right next to Averkiou’s workshop. Characteristically, Mr. Zampelas says: ‘I remember we would leave our work place at midnight together, we were both very committed to our work.’ The collection of the Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum currently consists of about 50 works including paintings, engravings and sketches of the artist. The paintings exhibited mainly portray the Cypriot landscape and the parent-child relationship.
Costas Averkiou, Forest, 1978, Oil on canvas, 80 x 40 cm
Costas Averkiou, Hope, 1976, Oil on canvas, 70 x 60 cm
Costas Averkiou, Landscape, 1954, Oil on board, 37 x 49 cm
Costas Averkiou, Landscape, 1980, Oil on canvas, 76 x 50 cm
Costas Averkiou, Father and Son, ca. 1960, Oil on board, 35 x 24 cm
Costas Averkiou, The Lake, ca. 1950, Oil on canvas laid on paper, 28 x 39 cm
Costas Averkiou, Landscape, 1945, Watercolour on paper, 21 x 24 cm