Gregory Kondos
Sedona I, 1996
Graphite on paper
Image size: 7.25 X 8
Framed size: 11.75 X 11.75
SOLD

 

Gregory Kondos Biography

Recognized as one of the world’s most prominent California landscape artists, Gregory Kondos has won numerous prizes and has works in permanent collections of many museums, including the Yosemite Museum, where he has been a member of the Artist-in-Residence Program since 1989. Among his solo exhibitions is a recent retrospective at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento.  His paintings, drawings and prints have been described by Art Harlow, Director of the Hearst Art Gallery at St. Mary’s College, as “a visual feast for those who love landscape art and the unique beauty of California’s diverse terrain.”

Raised in Sacramento by Greek immigrant parents, Kanela and Steve Kondos, Mr. Kondos studied at Sacramento City College and later received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Art at the California State University at Sacramento. He taught at Sacramento City College for 27 years and was the founder and director of the campus gallery. With fellow artist and friend, Wayne Thiebaud, Mr. Kondos founded the Artists Cooperative Gallery (now the Artists Contemporary Gallery), one of the earliest showcases for aspiring artists in northern California. Mr. Kondos was recently elected to the National Academy of Design and was featured in the Fall of 1998 in a PBS Special Program documentary, “A Passion for the Land.”

According to Victoria Dalkey, art correspondent for the Sacramento Bee, ” …it was a trip to Greece, his ancestral home, in 1963, that changed the course of his work.” “His protracted observation of  the Greek landscape, sitting alone and watching the sun glint off the ruins of Sounion, waiting for changes in the color, profoundly affected his painting. Coming home with suitcases full of drawings, he began to paint what he had seen with the simplicity and clarity that have become hallmarks of his work.”

Gregory Kondos’ lifelong achievements place him in the great tradition of American landscape painters such as Albert Bierstadt, Edward Hopper and Georgia O’Keefe. He has won numerous prizes and awards including the Winter Invitationals at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, a lifetime achievement award from International Bienniale in

Florence, Italy, and in 1998 was featured in a PBS documentary called “A Passion for the Land. Collections of Kondos’ work are displayed in museums around the world including the Ningbo Museum in Ningbo China, Phoenix Art Museum, Yosemite Museum, and the Reives Arches Museum in France. Kondos was also recently elected to the National Academy of Design in New York.

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Gregory Kondos, Pacific Heights 13/100, 1986

Gregory Kondos
Pacific Heights 13/100, 1986
Lithograph
Image size: 26 X 20
Framed size: 38 X 31
$4000

Gregory Kondos, Greece 84/350, 1988

Gregory Kondos
Greece 84/350, 1988
Lithograph
Image size: 30 X 22.5
Framed size: 41 X 33.25
$1600

Gregory Kondos, Yountville Vineyards 6/30, 2015

Gregory Kondos
Yountville Vineyard 6/30, 2015
Lithograph
Image size: 21 X 18
Framed size: 30 X 26
$875

Gregory Kondos, Untitled Sketches, 1969

Gregory Kondos
Untitled Sketches, 1969
Pen and Ink
Image size: 9.75 x 7.5
Framed size: 18.5 x 15.5
$1100 Now $500

Gregory Kondos, Seacoast Village, Greece, 1970

Gregory Kondos
Sea Coast Village, Greece, 1970
Gouache
Image size: 5.5 X 9
Framed size: 14 X 16
$6500 Now $4200

Gregory Kondos, River View 76/100, 1990

Gregory Kondos
River View 76/100, 1990
Lithograph
Image size:
Framed size: 30 X 49
$7500 Now $4900

Gregory Kondos, Coastal Vineyard 20/81, 2005

Gregory Kondos
Coastal Vineyard 20/81, 2005
Limited edition giclee on paper
Image size: 15 X 19
Framed size: 25 X 29
$850

Gregory Kondos, Point Sur 15/125, 2001

Gregory Kondos
Point Sur 15/125, 2001
Limited Edition giclee on paper
Image size:
Framed size: 22 X 26
$750

Gregory Kondos, River Palms, 1999

Gregory Kondos
River Palms, 1999
Lithograph
Image size: 30 X 24
Framed size: 40 X 34
$325

Gregory Kondos, Pacific Heights PP 6/6, 1986

Gregory Kondos
Pacific Heights PP 6/6, 1986
Lithograph
Image size: 26 X 20
Framed size: 37.5 X 31
$4500 Now $1500

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