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 area in 1985. Kotopoulis did paintings and 3-dimensional work. He is known for his entertaining caricature drawings and sculptures. He worked the drawings into over and done with paintings as well 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 on scholarship at the age of 8. In classes taking into consideration adults he became intimidated and withdrew before difficult returning to the school before and after serving as a medic in the U.S. Marine Corps. Kotopoulis died peacefully after a brief grow old of hospice care in Safety Harbour, Florida.

Kotopoulis did graphic design and animation play for advertising firms in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles for more 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 vivacity company, producing contract show for Disney, Universal Studios, Hanna Barbera Cartoons and Depati-Freeland.

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

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