BIOGRAPHY of Constantine romanidis
Constantinos Romanidis (1884 - 1972) was a 20th century Greek painter, born in Athens
He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASKT) under Nikiforos Lytras, Constantinos Volanakis and Georgios Roilos.
Romanidis engaged mainly in landscape and seascape painting, with a preference for the
coastal landscape, following the teachings of French Impressionism. In his work he used
forms of Impressionist countryside, both in his landscapes and in his seascapes. He also
painted portraits from his friendly environment.
He was one of the founding members of the "Association of Greek Artists" in 1910, taking
part in all its exhibitions. He presented his work in many solo, pan-Hellenic and group
exhibitions in Greece and abroad. During the war of 1912 - 1913, when Romanidis fought as
a reserve, he created about 200 paintings from the battles in Epirus and Macedonia.
Romanidis was awarded the bronze medal at the Marseille International Fair in 1906. In 1927
Romanidis was awarded by the Royal Academy of London and the Academy of Athens. In
1965 he was honored with the Medal of the Maritime Union of the Ministry of the Navy.
Romanidis' works can be found in the National Gallery of Athens, the Benaki Museum, the
Municipal Art Galleries of Athens and Piraeus, the Museum of the City of Athens Vouros -
Eutaxia, the Lausanne Museum (where the painting of the "Navarino Battle" is exhibited), in
Pinakheti the Royal Gallery of Belgium, the Gallery of Antwerp and in many private
collections in Athens (collected by H. Perez, K.V. Kyriazi, Const. I. Sfikas, M. Varkaraki).
Romanidis died in Athens on May 1, 1972.