Object ID
2012.18.2
Object Name
Painting
Date Created
circa 1966
Medium
Oil Paint
Material
Canvas; Metal; Wood
Object Entities
Bilder, Angelo (created by)
Object Description
A single painting, done by Angelo Bilder, of Nick Tzakis, father of one of the National Hellenic Museum's board members (as of 2012). Painting depicts Mr. Tzakis seated, facing straight ahead but with his body facing stage right,, wearing a grey suit, blue tie, and white undershirt. He also has a white pocket square in his left breast pocket. He is holding a book: "The Great Contribution that Greece Gave to Humanity." The background is a dark red color and the signature of the artist is in the upper right hand corner in black, along with the date. The frame is new, and is gold in color with a white mat.
Origin
Angelo Konstantine Bilder, born in Thrace, Turkey, was a prolific artist for the better part of a century. He went to art school at the Dayton Art Institute and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1928 he married Lelica Joannides and after this time he moved his family between Chicago and Dayton, OH. He painted everything from still lifes to sci-fi pieces, magazine covers, and was an accomplished advertising artist. He also painted portraits, such as that of his friend Nick Tzakis. This painting was donate to the National Hellnenic Museum via Mr. Bilder's daughter, Dorthea Bilder. See additional family history in donor file.
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Citation
Painting, circa 1966, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/8828. Accessed 10/27/21.