b. 1921 - 2014
Born in Athens, Greece. Receiving his education at the E.O.N. Art School, he was awarded first prize for the Attica Messagion Competition. His father discouraged his pursuit of art and prevailed upon Stephanos to study economics at the University of Athens where he received his B.A.
Never forsaking his art he continued his studies followed by three successful exhibitions in Athens, Salonica, and Piraeus. Recognized by the press his reviews in ‘Provoli’ reported “Sideris is an artist who will achieve great heights.”
In 1961 an exhibition at the Gallery of Art in Athens earned him praise from renowned art critic, Constantopolous who claimed Sideris destined for success
In 1963 following acclaimed exhibitions in Italy he was shown at Koroplin in Athens where Kessaris, art critic for Iolocos wrote, “in the work of Stephanos Sideris, artists may see what can be achieved by a true artist when he joins his soul to his talent.”