Yannis Tsarouchis, born in Piraeus in 1910, former student at the Fine Arts of Athens, worked at combine within his work the Byzantine tradition, popular art, classical Western art and contemporary art, in a fusion that makes it one of the best representatives of renewal Greek art of the 1930s and subsequent decades. Close to artistic circles Parisians, in relation with Matisse and Giacometti, he settled in Paris in 1967. But he never stopped not to travel to Athens to work there. In 1980 the Grand Palais dedicated to his work a great exhibition. He died in Athens, in his house-museum, in 1989.