Gerard Economos was born in Paris in 1935. He studied architecture for years and devoted himself to painting in 1958. His meeting with Jean Cocteau was decisive. He has illustrated many works by writers such as Jean Cocteau, Jean Giono, Yves Navarre, Henry Queffelec, Lawrence Durrell, Roger Peyrefitte and Nobels.
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About Gerard Economos
Of Greek ancestry, Gérard Economos was born in Paris in 1935. Since 1978, Economos resided in Guadalajara, Mexico, a city that became his refuge from a very busy world traveling schedule. He studied Architecture and Urbanism at the Fine Arts School in Paris and launched his career as a painter in 1953. In time he established close relationships with many artistic and literary icons, among them Jean Cocteau, Michel del Castillo, Lawrence Durrell and Jean Giono. In 2005, the French Government awarded him the highest distinction in France, the “Legion d’Honeur” medal.
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Economos has exhibited his work in the best art galleries and museums in Europe, the United States, Asia and Latin America. In 1968, the City of Paris sponsored a traveling exhibit with 100 of his paintings. In 1972, the same exhibit was also shown in various American countries. His paintings and murals embellish important financial institutions, VIP Lounges at International Airports and also the main entrance to Paris’ Town Hall (Hotel de Ville).
In addition to his world-renowned paintings, Gerard Economos has also illustrated numerous literary works such as Rombaldi’s Nobel Prize Collection, has designed book covers and has contributed illustrations to French firms such as Cacharel, Charles Jourdan, and Renault. Economos has designed posters for several art festivals in France and has created large-scale paintings that decorate the first-class section of Air France’s 747s, an airline that has sponsored Economos for the last several years.
2013 Shanghai, CHINA – Live performance at the Shanghai Concert Hall with Siheng Song.
2012 Friedrichshafen, GERMANY – Live Performance at the Dornier Aviation Museum during the “Hall of Fame” of EADS.
2011 Lima, PERU – Live Performance to the sound of “Seranata de los Andes” (with Jean Pierre Magnet) for the re- opening of the Air France route “Paris-Lima” .
2011 Beijing, CHINA – Live Performance with Chinese Opera in the “Residence of the Heads of State.” The painting was auctioned for more than € 500,000 Euros to be awarded to “Project Hope”.
2009 Paris, FRANCE – Live Performance at the Silivia Monfort Theatre celebrating the 4th Traditional Chinese Operas Festival.
2008 Seoul, SOUTH KOREA – Live Performance at the “Art Seoul Center” Theatre sponsored by BlueBell and LVMH.
2007 Munich, GERMANY – Live Performance in the chapel of the summer residence of the Kings of Bavaria.
2006 Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REP. – Live Performance at the National Theatre to the rythm of Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2, conducted by Yvan Prado.
2005 Ludwigshafen – GERMANY – Live Performance at the National Theatre to the rythm of the “Symphonie Pathetique” by Tchaikovsky.
1999 Taipei, TAIWAN – Live Performance with the“Symphonie Fantastique”of Berlioz.
1981 Los Angeles, USA – Exhibition of his work organized by Air France and the“Lycée Français” of Los Angeles. Economos’s private collection of Jean Cocteau works was also shown.
1978 Paris, FRANCE – Exhibition of his work at the Museum “L’Orangerie du Luxembourg”.
1972 Paris, FRANCE – Illustration of the book “La machine a écrire” and “Les Parents
Terribles” by Jean Cocteau (“Immortels Chefs-d’oeuvre” Collection – Rombaldi).
1969 New York City, USA – Exhibition of his work in the Gallery of Air France located on Fifth Avenue.