Theodoros Stamos

Stamos, Theodoros

Working alongside painters Jackson Pollock and Ad Reinhardt, Theodoros Stamos contributed significantly to the development of Abstract Expressionism. Stamos often employed organic shapes and allusions to exotic landscapes, and as an American-Greek artist and avid traveler, Stamos referenced Greek culture as well as East Asian aesthetics in some of his work. Stamos exhibited regularly in New York during the mid to late twentieth-century and was a part of the instrumental exhibition, The New American Painting, which introduced Abstract Expressionism to European audiences in 1958-59.