Photios (Photis) Kontoglou
Photios (Photis) Kontoglou (Greek: Φώτιος Κόντογλου, also known by the pen name Φώτης Κόντογλους (Photis Kontoglous); Aivali or Ayvalik, 8 November 1895 – Athens, 13 July 1965) was a Greek writer, painter and icon painter.
He was raised by his mother, Despoina Kontoglou, and his uncle Stefanos Kontoglou, who was abbot in the nearby monastery of Aghia Paraskevi. He spent his childhood among the monastery, the sea and the fishermen. In 1913, he enrolled at the Athens School of Fine Arts.
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