Original lithograph signed in pencil at the bottom right by the painter. Justified in pencil at the bottom left 61/280. Printed on the presses of the Clôt Bramsen and Georges print shop.Sheet dimensions: 47.5 x 36.5 cm. John Christoforou is an expressionist painter born in London in 1921. His figurative painting is dominated by dark colors such as black and navy blue.
His favorite themes are portraits (human or animal, as in this lithograph). He received training from 1935 at the Athens School of Fine Arts. He incorporates the principles of the CoBrA movement with Alechinsky, Alger Jorn, Corneille, Karel Appel, and Christian Dotremont, among others.
He exhibited alongside Arman, Baj, Matta, Magnelli, and Lapicque, among others. His works are preserved in major modern art museums, the Galliera Museum in Paris in 1974, as well as the Randers Kunstmuseum in Denmark, which dedicated retrospective exhibitions to him. After acquiring French nationality in 1990, he passed away in Kremlin-Bicêtre in 2014.