|Although Bel-Jon's father was not inclined to encourage his son's
pursuit of art, his superiors recognized his potential and chose to
explore them. Bel-Jon was given a three year leave of absence and
scholarship from the Government of Greece to continue his studies
He simultaneously studied at two of the most illustrious art schools in
the world. At the Ecole du Louvre he studied aesthetics, painting and
the history of art from the Middle Ages to modern time. He also
studied painting at the Ecole des Beaux Arts.
Prewar Paris was an exciting place to be, but Bel-Jon's studies were
interrupted with the outbreak of WWII and he returned to Greece.
|NIKOS BEL-JON - HIS LIFE AND ART