George Petrides, figurative sculptor
|Native name||George Petrides|
|Education||Harvard, Bachelor's degree in Classics; Stanford, dual MBA and MA|
|Known for||George drew and painted in watercolors as a child. He left art-making aside as he pursued a bachelor's degree at Harvard and an MBA at Stanford, and for decades worked as a mergers and acquisitions investment banker at major Wall Street firms, then running his own boutique. Over the years he occasionally took classes in art. In 2017 and 2018, he experienced some "life changes" and decided to leave banking behind and devote himself to making art, exclusively figurative art, focusing on sculpture while still painting and drawing every week.|
|Works||Showed his work at Van Der Plas Gallery in the group show “Metamorphosis”. George Petrides presented 7 works (4 sculptures, 2 paintings, and 1 drawing). One of his sculptures, "Alex Withdrawn", was singled out by David Cohen of Artcritical and posted on Facebook and Instagram. It was the same piece that was selected a couple of weeks earlier by sculptor Garth Evans, who is represented in a number of museums such as the Met and MoMA. Given the piece's success, George is having it cast as an edition of 7 plus 2 AP for sale at $1500 each.|
|Home town||Athens, Greece|
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