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Δημοσθένης Κοκκινίδης
Γεννήθηκε το 1929 στο Πειραιά. Εγκαταλείποντας σπουδές στη Σχολή Εμπορικών και Οικονομικών Επιστημών, σπούδασε από το 1952 έως το 1958 στην Ανωτάτη Σχολή Καλών Τεχνών στην Αθήνα με δάσκαλους τον Γ. Μόραλη και Σ. Παπαλουκά.

Το 1976 εξελέγη τακτικός καθηγητής στην Ανωτάτη Σχολή Καλών Τεχνών Αθήνας, όπου ανέπτυξε αξιόλογο διδακτικό έργο, μέχρι το 1997, διετέλεσε και πρύτανης της σχολής , 1980 - 1982.

Ως ζωγράφος δάσκαλος και διανοούμενος διακρίνεται για τη σοβαρότητα και την ποιότητα  της παρουσίας του στον ελληνικό καλλιτεχνικό χώρο.


Dimosthenls Kokkinidis was born in Piraeus in 1929.

In 1952 he abandoned his studies at what was then the School of Economic Sciences and became a student at the Athens School of Fine Arts until 1958.

From 1959 to 1961 he was in charge of the art section of the newly-established Hellenic Handicrafts Organisation and assisted in the design and morphological orientation of folk production and craft industry, after a short period of training in Italy. Up to 1976, in parallel with painting, he made his living with applications of art. In 1976, he was elected full professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts.

He was a founder member of the 'a' Art Group (1961-1967), whose basic aim was to bring the general public of the country's urban centres closer to modern art. Later he was also a founder member of the 'Group for Communication and Education in Art' (1976-1981), which had similar aims. In the year of the restoration of democracy (1974), he was a member of the Board of Management of the State Scholarships Foundation. He was elected Rector at the School of Fιne Arts in 1979 and held the post until 1981.

He has been a member of the Board of the Athens National Theatre (1981-1983) and of the newly-established Inter-University Centre for the Recognition of Foreign Academic Qualifications. Since 1996, he has been a member of the Board of the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank, and since 1997 has served on the Board of the Society for Studies in Modern Greek Culture.

He was President of the evaluation committee in the competition (2002-2003) for the decoration of the stations of the Athens Underground (Metro) with works by Greek artists.












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