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Demetrios Farmakopoulos, (Δημήτριος Φαρμακόπουλος),(1919–1996), also known as Mimis Farmakopoulos. An influential Greek painter whose main recurring theme is space and the future.
Introduction

Born in Athens, in 1919 and graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts winning first prize in nude paintings.

During World War II, Farmakopoulos served in the Greek Army and later joined the group EAM during the Greek Resistance against the occupation of Greece by Nazi Germany.

Since then, Farmakopoulos had a great artistic career and numerous exhibitions in Greece and in South America, especially Brazil where he spent a number of years.

His main theme is celestial phenomena, space and the distant future.

During his stay in Brazil, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rio de Janeiro where he took courses in Interior Design and Stagecraft. Thereafter he was the head set designer for many years in television, dance halls and Brazilian Carnivals.
Exhibitions

1949 Zappeion - Panhellenic Exhibition of Greek Crafts - Athens, Greece
1952 Outdoor Exhibition - Kifisia, Greece
1957 Salao Nacional de Belas Artes - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1958 Salao do Mar - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1958 Museu Arte Monterna - Em Goiania - Brazil
1959 Coletiva do Turismo - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1960 Α.Σ.Μ. - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1961 "Toca" Galeri - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1962 "Toca" Galeri - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1963 Instituto Brasil-USA - Brazil
1964 Casueiruem - Vitoria, Brazil
1966 Salao Nacional E.S. - Vitoria, Brazil
1967 Salao Nacional E.S. - Vitoria, Brazil
1967 Museu Arte Monterna - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1969 Galeri "Sao Sermain" - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1969 Galeri "Rico Rico" - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1970 Transantlantic ship "Augusto" - en route
1971 Piraeus Carnival - Greece
1972 Rotonda - Athens, Greece
1973 Center of Cultural Cooperation - Athens, Greece
1973 Panhellenic Exhibition - Athens, Greece
1974 New Thought - Athens, Greece
1974 Center of Cultural Cooperation - Athens, Greece
1975 Panhellenic Exhibition - Athens, Greece
1975 New Thought - Athens, Greece
1975 Ministry of Culture - Week of Art - Athens, Greece
1976 New Thought - Athens, Greece
1976 EPASKT - Athens, Greece
1977 "Dawn" Festival - Athens, Greece
1978 Firka Museum - Panhellenic Painting Exhibition - Chania, Greece
1978 Athens Cultural Center - 2001 - Athens, Greece
1979 O.S.E. - Athens, Greece
1980 Gallery "Simvoli" - Athens, Greece
1980 Gallery "Modern Art Team" - Athens, Greece
1980 KNE Festival - Peristeri, Greece
1981 Cooperative of Artists - Athens, Greece
1981 Patissia Artists - Civilizing Movement - Athens, Greece
1986 Athens, Greece
1998 Gallery "Artbus" - Chalandri, Greece
2002 Gallery "Antinor" - Athens, Greece

Sources

"Messages from Space" - 2002

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