Dino Kotopoulis

Dino Kotopoulis (October 31, 1932 – February 23, 2020) was an American artist. A retrospective of his works, Metropolis of Kotopoulis, was held through September 15, 2013 at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art. Kotopoulis moved to the Tampa Bay Place in 1985. Kotopoulis did paintings and 3-dimensional work. He is known for his comical caricature drawings and sculptures. He worked the drawings into curtains paintings as without difficulty as sculptures in wood and metal.

Kotopoulis was born in Brooklyn, New York to Greek immigrant parents. He attended the Pratt Institute in New York City upon scholarship at the age of 8. In classes like adults he became intimidated and withdrew before vanguard returning to the scholastic before and after serving as a medic in the U.S. Marine Corps. Kotopoulis died peacefully after a brief era of hospice care in Safety Harbour, Florida.

Kotopoulis did graphic design and animation be in for advertising firms in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles for higher than 20 years, including for StarKist's "Charlie the Tuna" brand {created by Tom Rogers of the Leo Burnett Agency} for which he won a coveted Clio award.[citation needed] Then he started his own lightheartedness company, producing contract feat for Disney, Universal Studios, Hanna Barbera Cartoons and Depati-Freeland.

In 1985, he moved to Safety Harbor, Florida to accept care of his mother. He opened a studio and produced oversized metal yard art. He next made his "Egos", stylized human forms worked into chairs and headboards. Much of his decree is commission based. He has plus lived and worked upon the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, namely Fairhope, Alabama and afterward Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

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