Frantziskakis Errikos (1908 - 1958)
He took his first painting lessons in Chania at a young age. In 1927 he went to Rome where he studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, until 1931, the final three years on a scholarship from Eleftherios Venizelos. After a brief stay in Greece he left for Paris from which he returned in 1933. He settled in Athens and later, in order to study Byzantine art, travelled to Mt. Athos.
A leading member of the Spirit-Level group and a member of the Art Group as well, he presented his work at their exhibitions, at Panhellenies and other group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. In 1938, in cooperation with Panos Spanoudis, he began to publish the twice monthly Greek newspaper Τέχνη while in 1942 he published a book Περί ζωγραφικής (On Painting). From 1940 to 1946 he abandoned painting almost entirely in order to involve himself with the collection and study of elements related to the works and painters of the 19th century, which he later published in his book, Έλληνες ζωγράφοι του δεκάτου ενάτου αιώνος (Greek Painters from the Nineteenth Century) , published in 1957 by the Commercial Bank of Greece. In 1948 he was appointed Professor of Art Lessons at the Greek Institute of Eleftheriadis and I.M. Panayiotopoulos and in 1951 he spent ten months as the artistic director of glass-making division of the Fertilizer Corporation.
A painter primarily of landscapes, he also did portraits and still lifes adhering to the doctrines of impressionism while in certain compositions influences from the work of Cezanne and cubism can be seen.
Still Life, ca. 1935
Objects’ Physiognomy, ca.1935
Still Life, ca.1935