George Skotinos (b.1937, Limassol) lives and works in Ayia Napa. He studied at the National School of Drama in Greece (1961 – 1964). He continued his studies in film-making in New York at the School of Visual Arts and at the Movie Subscription Group Schools (1964 – 1967). He also obtained a scholarship from Ford Foundation for studies in Painting (1976 – 1977). His practice, which moves between realism, abstraction and surrealism, is artistically recognizable for bearing its own personal style through circles of thematics. Skotinos represented Cyprus at the 34th Venice Biennale of Art, Cyprus’s first participation, with five other Cypriot artists.