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MARILYN FOREVER 2020- 48”X48”
Mix Media on Canvas
Sotrios Gardiakos aka. Garsot Garsot is an acclaimed global master of creativity. Born in Valta, Greece in 1943 he has lived in the United States since 1990 and has resided in Pompano Beach since 2013. Garsot became an American citizen over 30 years ago. His artistic career began at the age of 7 when he was challenged by a skeptical teacher to reproduce an image of a horse, that she thought he had traced onto his notebook, in front of the class on the chalk board, Garsot complied and drew an even beter horse with ease, the entire class erupted in applause, including his doubting teacher. From that moment on, Garsot knew what his destiny was.
Garsot’s father sparked his imagina$on by telling him stories of Greek mythology, this has been a huge source of inspira$on throughout his life as evidenced in his art. Garsot has now been an active creative for over half of a century, producing high quality fine art, not only on canvases but also sculptures, historical murals (in the city of Chicago and Athens (Olympics) amongst others), and using his art to decorate dozens of businesses around the globe. Garsot’s largest mural to date was created in the city of Chicago and measured over 300 feet in length. Art has taken Garsot around the world and he has become well recognized as a talent and personality in the art circuit. His name is registered in the Hall of Fame amongst the 500 most dis$nguished artist of the 21st century.
Works and Exhibits
Valta, Greece – museum has been dedicated to his work - Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA. works exhibited alongside Picasso, Miro, Salvador Dali, Erte, some of the most famous artist of the 20th century - New England Fine Arts Institute – exhibit - The Hellenic Museum Chicago – exhibit - International Art Expo, LA – exhibit - Chicago, Historical Mural where Garsot was awarded special recognition by the Mayor - Jarvis Center, NYC – exhibit - Sotheby’s Art Institue – exhibit - Art Expo, NYC – exhibit - Dubai, Monaco – exhibit - TIMOTCA, The International Museum of the Twenteth Century, Laguna CA – exhibit - Houston, TX – multiple public and private exhibits.