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Nicolas Peglitsis was born in Larnaka, Cyprus in 1938 where he attended the local Primary school until 1946, when the family moved to England. During an academic career at Grammar School, he obtained the necessary qualifications to enter the medical profession. At the same time, his passionate interest in the arts, particularly the visual arts, moved him to spend much of his spare time painting. When the Royal Academy in London accepted one of his oils, painted when he was eighteen, for the annual Summer Exhibition , he felt encouraged to pursue a career in painting and so gave up his medical studies. He enrolled at Goldsmith's College, London, to further his studies in art and also became a teacher, in order to support a wife and family while he continued to paint. He gave up teaching in 1976 to become a fully professional painter.

Nicolas Peglitsis

Nicolas Peglitsis at work

Photograph by Lorn Hennessy

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In his career to date, he has exhibited in many galleries and group shows:

  • The Royal Academy, London
  • The Royal Watercolour Society, London
  • Furneaux Gallery, London
  • St. Paul's Gallery, London
  • Crome Gallery, Norwich
  • Wroxham Gallery, Norfolk
  • Bournemouth Gallery, Bournemouth
  • The Minories, Colchester
  • Chartwell Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
  • Beecroft Gallery, Westcliff-on-Sea
  • Melford Fine Arts, Suffolk

Awards

1990    Beecroft Gallery Trustees Award for best painting in the Essex Open Exhibition, by Public vote

1993    Again voted best painting in the Essex Open Exhibition

1993    Short-listed for the Bank of Cyprus(London)Ltd. Art Award

2001    Prize for best landscape, Essex Open Exhibition

Publications

A monograph on John Constable, commissioned by the Council for the Preservation of Rural Essex.

A series of 40 Topographical Prints, commissioned by the Norfolk Publishers Ltd.

Commissions

Many and varied: portraits, landscapes, marine subjects, architectural subjects, animal subjects, still life - in oils, watercolour, pastel and pencil.

Collections

His work is in collections all over the U.K. and in the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, Holland, France, Spain and Cyprus. The Municipality of Larnaka, Cyprus has acquired two of his works for their permanent collection. A major commission from The Moneo Company of Japan.

He is listed in "Who's Who in Art", also The Directory of International Biography.
 
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