Benaki Museum

For the organization of an exhibition on the life and work of Ioannis Altamuras, which will be held at the Peiraios Annex of the Benaki Museum in the Spring of 2011. 

Ioannis Altamuras was born in 1852, and is the son of Saverio Altamura, an Italian painter, and Eleni Boukoura-Altamura, the first Greek female painter, and daughter of an aristocratic family from the island of Spetses. A total of 200 works of Altamuras will be shown, most of which will be publicly exhibited for the first time. The exhibition will include some of his parents’ work. In addition, family historical documents and objects will also be exhibited. The family played an important role in the Greek War of Independence. During the exhibition, a documentary on Eleni and Ioannis Altamuras will be screened for the first time.