Lydia Gravanis

The work that Lydia bequeathed to future generations reflects her exuberant personality, multifaceted talent and audacious spirit, which mocked hypocrisy, obsolete social conventions and conformity head on. With a feverish pace, as if she could somehow foretell her untimely passing, she experimented with various materials showing special preference for oils, explored fields bordering painting, continued to serve the theater designing costumes and stage sets, and adopted many styles before settling in her first great love, the wild central European expressionism that better suited her uncompromising temperament, without succumbing to the safety of a single theme.

M. Z. Kopidakis, Professor Emeritus of Classics.