Pavlos Mathiopoulos was born in Athens Greece in 1876. Initially he began his studies in law before changing to art at the University of Athens in 1894 under the teacher Nikiforou Lytra. In 1897 he went to Paris for two years where he studied under Benjamin Constant and Jean-Paul Laurens. In 1900, at a very young age, he was awarded the Silver Medal at the Paris Exhibition for the piece The Lady with the Dog. His return to Greece resulted in him taking a teaching and eventual head position at the Athens School of Fine Arts where he stayed until 1949. Taking part in both solo and group exhibitions his work has been shown in Greece and abroad including Rome, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam. Many of his drawings are still on display at the National Gallery Athens. A portrait artist with a light touch defined by his use of pastel and romantic aesthetic, he left a major impact on Modern Greek art at the beginning of the 20th century.
Παύλος Μαθιόπουλος, Πορτρέτο Νεαρής Γυναίκας, 1910, Παστέλ κιμωλία σε χαρτί, 23 x 17 εκ.