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Efstratios Eleftheriades - TERIADE

Art Critic and Editor


Tériade was a Greek art critic and editor born on the island of Lesbos. In 1916, he moved to Paris to study Law. He is widely known for his collaboration with the influential Parisian art magazine Cahiers d'Art published by Christian Zervos (1926-1960). Subsequently he founded, in collaboration with the Swiss publisher Albert Skira, the luxurious magazine Minotaure (1933-1939), a key surrealist publication to which he contributed regularily until 1936. About a year later, in 1937, he published Verve magazine (1937-1960) with the finance of David Smart and the American corporation Esquire-Coronet Inc. His late activity includes the publication of 27 livres de peintres illustrated by the most prominent artists of the Parisian art scene of the first half of the 20th century, notably Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Rouault, Chagall, Giacometti, Bonnard, Miro, Klee and others. 


The Tériade Project aims to cast light on his activity as an art critic and editor by presenting the work that he produced over the course of his career. 




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