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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Achilleas Papacostas - Αχιλλέας Παπακώστας

Achilleas Papacostas - Αχιλλέας Παπακώστας

Born in Athens in 1970. He studied in Thessaloniki at the School of Fine Arts (1988-1989) and at the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA, 1989-1995) under P. Tetsis and R. Papaspyrou. He won the Onassis Foundation scholarship and continued his studies (1996-98) at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris under Μ.V. Velickovic. He has been awarded in competitions in Greece (1995: 1st Prize at the Young Artists competition of Spyropoulos Foundation, 1998: 'Melina Merkouri' Prize of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, 2004: The Academy of Athens Prize) and in France (1997: Grand Prix at the Paul-Louis Weiller competition of the French Academy of Fine Arts, Institut de France, Paris).

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