Untitled2Georgios Jakobides was born in Chydira on the island of Lesvos in 1853. He was a student at the Athens School of Fine Arts, where he was taught by Nikiforos Lytras. He then attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where his teachers comprised Gabriel Von Max, L. Löfftz and W. Lindenschmit. Thanks to his talent, he quickly rose to prominence at both schools and at international exhibitions. He established himself in the artistic circles of the times and his work gained great social recognition. He set up an art school in Munich in 1888, which he headed until1898. In 1900, he was invited by the Greek Government to return to Athens and run the newly-established National Gallery. A few years later, he began teaching the Oil Painting Course at the Athens School of Fine Arts. He was appointed Director of the School in 1910.


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