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Christos Daglis
(1938-1988)

Bio

He was born in loannina. In 1932, he sat for the entrance exams of the Athens School of Fine Arts. He studied Drawing at Constantine Parthenisí workshop and Engraving at Yannis Kefallinosí workshop. During World War II he did his military service in Korakianou, Corfu. In 1941 he met members of the Greek Communist Party, organized the "Greek National Liberation Front" with them and edited the newspaper "Agonistis". He was an active member of various resistance groups throughout the war, with frequent arrests. In 1946, he was exiled to Eudilos in Icaria, Makronisos and Ai Stratis. All of his surviving works have been done during the intervals of his militant life. His work was focused on engraving and watercolour. During his exile he participated in the organization and the scenery design of theatrical performances. He was discharged from the army in 1956. 1957: he exhibited his work in the Panhellenic Exhibition for the first time. 1957-60: he participated in international print exhibitions. 1963-85: he showed his work in many solo and group exhibitions.