Panayiotis Kalorkoti

1. Portrait of P.K. by Fabio de Souza Santos
14.8 x 9cm
about this collection Click image to enlarge

"There was a time when he wandered around...with two small sketch books, asking almost everyone he bumped into to draw a portrait of Kalorkoti in one of the books while he made one of his victim in the other. Almost no-one refused and the result is a valuable document of the faces of the celebrated and the unknown, from David Hockney to fellow students, who had crossed his path."


Frank Whitford, A Retrospective of Etchings and Screenprints 1978-89, exh. cat., Imperial War Museum, London, 1990.


Three of the books consist of 192 drawings where other artists made sketches of Panayiotis Kalorkoti and he, in turn, sketched them. Some of the artists who took part in this project include David Hockney, Eduardo Paolozzi, Phillip King, Patrick Heron, Patrick Procktor, Joseph Beuys, Quentin Blake, Albert Irvin, Bryan Kneale.

 *      *      *      *

See also Portrait Drawings 1978-80; Portrait Drawings 1982-84Portrait Drawings 1986-91; National Garden Festival Commission, 1990; Etchings and Drawing; Cleveland Artist in Residence; Year of the Artist.