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Tomb of Loukia Nicolaidou-Vasiliou

    Loukia Nicolaidou, Greek: Λουκία Νικολαΐδου-Βασιλείου, (b. Nicosia, Cyprus 1909–d. 1994, London, UK) was the first Cypriot woman to study art abroad and is considered a pioneer for women professional artists in Cyprus and a pioneers of modern art in Cyprus. After graduating from the School of Foreign and Greek Languages, she made the unusual decision to go abroad to study as at the time, women were expected to take the role of wife and mother. She moved to France to enroll in 1929 at the Académie Colarossi and then the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts. Graduating in 1933, she returned to Cyprus, where her work continued to explore women’s form, but did so in a more primitive style, reminiscent of Paul Gauguin. In 1937 she moved to London where she continued to paint and her works became more expressive with a focus on geometrical shapes, influenced by Picasso.

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