Stamos, Theodoros(stăm`ōs), 1920–97, American painter, b. New York City. Allied with the New York school of the 1960s (see modern artmodern art,
art created from the 19th cent. to the mid-20th cent. by artists who veered away from the traditional concepts and techniques of painting, sculpture, and other fine arts that had been practiced since the Renaissance (see Renaissance art and architecture).
..... Click the link for more information. ), Stamos drew much of his inspiration from Asian mysticism. He often created a grainy, atmospheric surface with muted colors and calligraphic configurations in works that express the mysterious and insubstantial. He was one of the executors of Mark RothkoRothko, Mark
, 1903–70, American painter, b. Dvinsk, Russia (now Daugavpils, Latvia), as Marcus Rotkovitch. His family immigrated to the United States in 1913. He was a student of Max Weber, then came under the influence of the surrealists.
..... Click the link for more information. 's estate; they were found guilty (1975) of negligence and conflict of interest in managing it.
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Stamos, Theodoros(1922– ) painter; born in New York City. Based in New York, he studied at the American Artists School (1948–49), and traveled abroad. His abstract paintings are symbolic and biomorphic, as in Aegean Sun Box No. 2 (1965).
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