Yiorgos Paralis (1908-1975)
Rengos was the artist who not only initiated but also deeply influenced artistic activity in the city. The imaginative enrichment of traditional styles and subjects with more modern trends that sets him apart is also characteristic of the lyric landscapes of Fotakis.
Lefakis, on the other hand, cultivated an idiosyncratic abstract tone with daring expressivity. The realism of Paralis is equally idiosyncratic; his poetic landscapes are frequently imbued with a metaphysical mood, while in the work of the multitalented Pentzikis the impressionist's wealth of color is interwoven with Byzantine mysticism.