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Chronis Botsoglou was born in 1941 in Thessaloniki. His first tutor was Sarafianos, who prepared him for his studies at the Athens School of Fine Arts, on a greek state scholarship (I.K.Y.) in Y. Moralis’ studio (1960-65). He was still a student when his first solo exhibition was held in Athens (Center for Technological Applications - K.T.E. show room, 1964), with works apparently influenced by Bouzianis. He continued his studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, on a scholarship (1969-1972). His work is presented in consecutive thematic units, characterized by existential references, the exhaustive processing of form and the physicality of the painting material (which often coexists with his sculptures). In 1989 he was elected professor at ASFA, where he also served as Chancellor (2001-2005) and taught until 2008. He presented more than twenty solo exhibitions and participated in many group ones in Greece and abroad. He participated in the Sao Paulo Biennale (1969) and the Heidelberg Printmaking Biennale (1988). His retrospective exhibitions were presented at the Municipal Art Gallery of Rhodes (1986), the Vafopouleio Centre in Thessaloniki (1991), the Cyclades Art Gallery in Ermoupoli, Syros (2008) and the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens (2010). He illustrated collections of poetry and collaborated with writers and theorists, publishing his texts regularly. He has published three books and an album of works created on computer (2007). A monograph on his work was published in 2009.