Benaki Museum Ghika Gallery - Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika: Painting for Books

Nikos Hadjikyriakos – Ghika created illustrations that accompanied texts from 1937 until 1992. He designed many book covers and frontispieces and he illustrated mainly works of poetry.
Many of his works decorated the cover or the frontispiece of literary magazines, such as Nea Estia, Morfes  and Aixoni. Ghika illustrated fully the Poems by Kavafi, The Odysey by Kazantzakis, Daphnis and Chloe by Longus and Amorgos by Nikos Gatsos. Meanwhile, he created many individual covers and frontispieces for books and poetic collections by Odysseus Elytis, Lito Katakouzenos, Margarita Liberaki and others.

Start date: April 19, 2018
End date: July 21, 2018

Share this article