Nota Kollia





   Nota Kollia was born in Thiva, where she accomplished her studies in the secondary school as well as in ABC School of Painting and Drawing. She is the daughter of the eminent hagiographist Panagiotis Kollias and she was taught the art of hagiography as a little girl in her father’s studio.
   In 1970 and 1972 she displayed her work in an individual exhibition in the Town-hall in Thiva. During the years 1974-1975 she attended hagiography classes especially Fresco techniques for image painting in ASKT art school. From 1982 till 2007 she lived and worked in Wuppertal, Germany.
   She has exhibited 70 individual displays of Byzantine paintings almost all over Germany as well as in New York. With the support of the Holly Metropolis in Germany, the Exarchate of central Europe, the Greek consular authorities and the German Cultural Centre she has contributed to the propagation of the Byzantine painting and the Orthodoxy. There are references and presentation of her work in the German periodical and daily press.
   From 1987 till 1992 she taught Byzantine art in the adult education center in Wuppertal and in the evangelic Academy in Düsseldorf. She is a member of the Chamber of Art in Rheinland Westfallen. She has created a lot of Fresco painting in various churches in Greece and in Germany and she has drawn and painted covers in religion books (Grigoris Publications). In 1998 she presented an individual exhibition with her work in the cultural centre of the Municipality of Neo Psyhiko, supported by the Ecumenical Patriarch. The same exhibition was presented in the same year in the Town -hall in Thiva. Main speakers during the ceremony were the former Archbishop of Thiva and Livadia and at present Archbishop of Athens and Greece Mr. Ieronymos and the author Mr. Ioannis Hatzifotis
   Elements of her biography are to be found in “Greek Artists Abroad” and in “Who is who”. She has been awarded twice for her art contribution by the Panhellenic Association of Writers. Since 2007 she has been living and working in Greece and she is a member of the Panhellenic Association of Hagiographists.






Panagiotis Kollias



   Panagiotis Kollias was born in Athens in 1977 and grew up in Wuppertal, Germany. He has graduated from the University of Athens, Discipline of Philology, Department of Archaeology and History of Art. His first motivations and influence for painting and especially hagiography were received by his family (his grandfather and his mother are eminent hagiographists well known in Greece and abroad). Since 1995 his personal pursuits led him to hagiography.
   He is also a graduator of the Educational Centre of Hagiography of the holly cathedral of Piraeus, where he was taught by the professors Mr. K. Markopoulos, Mr. N. Liondas and Mr. G. Bozas. Under their supervision and guidance he expertised in free drawing, hagiography, conservation and mosaic work. He has also attended classes of hagiography in “Ikonourgia” school, run by G. Kordis and he has participated in seminars of encaustic art. He works with his mother in fresco-painting in churches. Some of his works can be found in private collections in Chicago, Germany, Italy and Korea.
   He is a member of the Panhellenic Association of Hagiographists. He has taken part in all team exhibitions organised by the Art School during his studies. He was also a participant to the team exhibition organised by the Secretariat of Information & Communication and the Secretariat of Mass Media, where he was awarded. Furthermore his works have been put on display in the exhibitions organised by the Panhellenic Association of Hagiographists, the Organisation of Sports and Culture in the Municipality of Korydalos and the Association “Agios Filaretos the Merciful”.