Costas Averkiou (1917-1981, Psimolofou) lived and worked in Nicosia. He is a self-taught engraver and painter. He worked with his father as a carpenter and thus acquired the necessary knowledge of woodcarving, which later proved to be useful in his artistic career. He dealt occasionally with plagues, advertising posters and the graphic arts in general. At the same time, he was devoted to his art and more specifically to the art of painting. Averkiou represented Cyprus at the 36th Venice Biennale of Art together with four other Cypriot artists.