Tloupas Philolaos
(1923 – 2010)

Tloupas Philolaos (1923 – 2010)

Born in 1923 in Larisa, Greece, Philolaos studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Athens from 1944 to 1950. Among his classmates there were the sculptors Michael Tompros and Athanasios Apartis, who were also students of the famous French sculptor Bourntel. After serving his required time with the Greek military, Philolaos moved to Paris, France in 1950, and was granted a scholarship to study at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts. At around this time, he also began to work in the atelier of the sculptor Marcel.

Philolaos died in September 2010, and his ashes were scattered at his estate in San Remi Sevrez, where he had lived and worked. He considered this sculpture-house in the woods to be his finest piece of art.

He was married to French artist Marina, and his brother was the celebrated photographer Takis Tloupas. In 2009, for the first time in Greece, a large retrospective exhibition of Philolaos’s works was organized at the National Gallery in Athens.