Michalis Oikonomou

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Michalis Oikonomou
Μιχάλης Οικονόμου
Martigues, painting by Michalis Oikonomou, 1913.jpg
Martigues (c. 1913), oil on canvas, 38 x 55 cm. In the collection of the National Gallery of Greece
Born 1888
Piraeus, Greece
Died 1933
Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Known for Painter
Movement Impressionism

Michalis Oikonomou (also Mihalis Ikonomou or Michael Economou; Greek: Μιχάλης Οικονόμου, 1888–1933) was a Greek impressionist painter. He was born in 1888 in Piraeus in the Attica prefecture (then Attica-Viotia) and went to school there. His first art teacher was Konstantinos Volanakis. In 1906, he moved to Paris, where he studied shipbuilding, and also attended the art school there. Between 1913 and 1926, he had three one-man shows (two in Paris and one in London) and took part in many group exhibits. He returned to Greece in 1926 and lived in Athens. He studied there in Parnassos. In 1929, his last exhibit was shown at the Public Theatre in Piraeus. He died in Athens in 1933.