Georges Yatrides Born to Franco-American nationality, Georges Yatrides was born in France in 1931. He was born of Greek parents who emigrated in 1917, after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. He had a Christian Orthodox Archimandrite for a great grandfather and a Graeco-American father who was a native of the United States studying in France, himself the son of an Christian Orthodox Deacon carrying out his Christian pastorate in Rock Springs in Wyoming, USA.
Life and his craft drove Georges Yatrides to expatriate himself to Switzerland, Greece, Africa, Mexico, the United States and several times to Great Britain.
In 1954, still under the influence of Gauguin and the Fauvists, he exhibited paintings, dating from 1945 to 1949, in Vichy, then in 1956 in Paris, at Madame Chastenet de Gery's Gallerie des Voyelles, since disappeared. There, he was noticed by an expert, attached to the International Galleries in Chicago and accepted a contract for exclusive world rights proposed by its director Samuel E. Johnson.
In 1958 he was in an exhibition, "Drawings and Watercolours of the French School 1900-1959", which was works of artists who had, for the most part, participated in the Exhibition : From Clouet to Matisse - French drawings in American Private Collections.
Freed from all exterior constraint, Yatridès is thus enabled to undertake the large compositions that will characterize his art of the seventies, and in which will be blended the scattered elements of his earlier work. Retrospective exhibitions followed. His work is exhibited in the XIth and XIIIth Salons in Montmorency, in 1981 and 1983; the XXXIIIrd Salon in Montargis, in 1988; the French and Canadian International Biennials in 1987, 1989 and 1991.
In 1983, Jacques Charpentier composed his Prelude for the Elsewhere in Rio de Janeiro, in homage to the New Scrolls, the painting that Yatridès had given for the Polish Children's Christmas, and whose sale at auction had made possible the sending of a convoy of medicines and medical equipment.
In 1992, the work of Arthur Conte was published, "Yatridès, Master of Time", and in 1994, that of Alexandre (Sacha) Bourmeyster, "Yatridès and His Century, the Anti-Picasso". Followed by: in 1960, "Yatrides ' Interstellar Icons" in Kubrick's film of 1968, "2001: Space Odyssey", as well as "Yatridès and The Bible", Editor's Choice - to be published.