During our early years of exploring Kefalonia, its people and history we came across the works of Diana Antonaakatou, a Kefalonia artist
born in 1911 in Argostoli,

Diana Antonakatou studied painting with Costas Parthenis and etching with Yannis Kefallinos at the School of Fine Arts, Athens (1944-1949). She had her first solo exhibition in Athens (1953). Her work was exhibited in many solo and group shows in several Greek cities as well. She illustrated a number of books, newspapers, magazines and calendars and had issued albums with her work depicting several regions of Greece (Cephalonia 1957, Ionian Islands 1966, Argolis 1968, Nauplion 1971, Greek Monasteries 1976 and 1979, Messinia 1984 and Nauplion 1988). Together with painting she was engaged in journalism, literature and historical research and was awarded by the Academy of Athens, the Ministry of Culture, the «Twelve» a.o. Combining impressionism with expressionism, she had created a distinctive personal style in her work where the limpidity of colours is dominant.born in Argostoli in 1911, we had the opportunity to see an exhibition of her works in Lixouri many yeras ago. 

We have great pleasure in sharing these images of places most of you will recognise, albeit from a time gone by

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