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Cypriot Woman Raped by Turkish Soldiers
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Leeds Museums and Galleries

Cypriot Woman Raped by Turkish Soldiers

Stass Paraskos (1933–2014)

Leeds Museums and Galleries

Painter and teacher, born in Anafotia, Cyprus, named Stasinos after the island’s epic poet. In 1953 he moved to England and, after washing up in a London Lyons’ Corner House and work as a waiter in Leeds, studied fine art at Leeds College of Art, 1957–60, where the enlightened head of art Harry Thubron was an influence and where fellow-students shortened his name to Stass, with which he then signed his work.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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