This website is a repository of accounts, stories, excerpts and photographs from a variety of sources, not in the least from the local people, the original community members, their friends and relatives.
Every effort will be made to trace copyright holders and to obtain permission to reproduce images and text contained in this website but should any copyright remain unacknowledged then the author would be glad to hear from the holder(s).
Comments, contributions, and inquiries can be addressed to Els Hanappe at email@example.com
I am grateful to the below listed individuals for their support, contributions and insight:
Yannis Zervos, Dr. Kevin McGrath, Lazarus Siakos, Dimitris Antonitsis, Ann Rivers, Bjorn Saastad, Pandias and Lila Scaramangas, Alexis Bolens, Jill Piercy, Richard Vick, Panagiotis Rappas, Ina Fritsche, Dinnie Blair, Dina Adamopoulou, Georgios Koukoudakis, Alexis Veroukas, James Maynard. Maria Sarri, Konstantinos Papachristou, Athena and Catherine Gassoumis, Eberhard Ebern, Voula Livani, Maria Papageorgiou, Jordan Pfaff, Fredericka Hunter, Anthony Plant, Matina Dilaveri, Pantelis, Dr. Laurie Kain Hart, Natasha Heidsieck Mack, Jay Dover, Martin Tinney, Angela Connor, Dr. Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan, Ioanna Moraiti, Konstantinos Papachristou, Kerry Goodfellow, Maria Mamalinga, Louli Michaelidou, Nikos Megapanos, Evagoras Vryonidis, Terry Oldfield, Antonis Danos, Christopher Wagstaff, Brian and Valerie Sidaway, Nick Broomfield, Judy Scott, Janet Germano, Ina Fritsche, Terry Chamness, Denise Demians d’Archimbaud, Warren Wilmot Williams, Lucy Williams Morin, Thomas Morin-Williams.
The artists who worked and lived on Hydra are a prime source of information:
Angelika Freitag-Lialios, William Pownall, Robert Owen, Michael Fitzjames, Sergei Parkin, Jane Porter, John Jacobs, Adam Shapiro
Many individuals / organizations have already done great work in preserving the works and archives of established artists:
Estate of Brenda Chamberlain
The Norris Embry Estate, Paris, France, https://www.norrisembry.com
General enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sidney Nolan Trust, The Rodd, Presteigne, Radnorshire, Powys, Wales, http://www.sidneynolantrust.org
The Estate of John Craxton, United Kingdom, https://www.johncraxton.org
The Estate of Demetri Gassoumis, United States, http://www.demetrigassoumis.com
Libraries and Archives
University at Buffalo Libraries, Special Collections, The Poetry Collection, Harry Jacobus Collection
Nikos and Angela Nikolaou archive at the National Bank Cultural Foundation (MIET), Athens
Demetri Gassoumis Archives at Historical Archives Museum of Hydra
Archives of The Ghika Gallery at the Benaki Museum, Athens
American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library, Rovertos Saragas Papers
Institute of Contemporary Greek Art (ISET), Athens
Library and Collection of The National Gallery at the Alexandros Soutzos Museum in Athens
Library and Collection of the Athens School of Fine Arts
Texas Gallery, Houston, TX, U.S.A.
Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
ARC ONE GALLERY, Melbourne, Australia
State Gallery of Contemporary Art, Municipality of Nicosia
The AWBZ-Visual Art Collection for Global Affairs Canada, Government of Canada
Many thanks go out to the Athens School of Fine Arts, which allowed me to stay in their historical and beautiful Hydra branch, the Tombazis Mansion, like so many of the artists before me.
Apostolos Karastergiou, Nerium Oleander (details), from the series ‘Flora, 2002-2003, watercolor on cutout from drawing paper, Nikos Alexiou Collection.