George Tzannes is an American painter of Greek origins. After studying lithography at the Pratt Graphics Center he worked at the Printmaking Workshop in New York City, where he experimented with combined printing techniques. In the early 1970’s he traveled to Kythera, the island of his father’s birth. The island’s natural beauty and how the people lived connected to the land deeply inspired him. Since then, the island’s nature and ancient architecture have become his main creative reference. Tzannes’s body of work employs realism and yet transcends simple representation to expand almost timeless and spiritual qualities. While his palette ranges from muted colors for paintings to black, gray, or sepia shades for drawings and monotypes, delicate light is the unifying element that imbues all Tzannes’s artworks.