Discipline: Visual Art

Panos Ghikas

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: Boston, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1967

Master Gilder and Egg Tempera expert, Panos Ghikas (1917-2012) executed a mural in gold leaf for the World Trade Center's 110th floor restaurant, Windows on the World. Son of the late George and Magdalene (Chirae) Ghikas, he was born in Malden, Massachusetts. He attended the Massachusetts College of Art and was a graduate of the Yale School of Fine Arts. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and studied with Willi Baumeister in Germany. He received a MacDowell fellowship and the Blanche Colman award. He taught at the Boston Museum School at the Massachusetts College of Art. Also he was a Professor at Harvard Carpenter Center, Brown University, RISD, Bowdoin College and George Washington University, St. Louis. He and his wife, Patience Haley Ghikas, restored historic murals by Barry Faulkner at the Averill Harriman estate in Harriman, NY. He lived and worked in Boston for 50 years before moving to Maine. He and his wife maintained a studio at historic Fenway Studios. He was with ACME Galleries, Boston.



Panos Ghikas worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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