Pavlidis Vangelis

Pavlidis Vangelis
Name: Pavlidis Vangelis

Biography

VANGELIS PAVLIDIS was born and lives in the island of Rhodes, Greece.

He is active as a political cartoonist since 1971. At present he is editorial cartoonist for the Athens newspaper TO VIMA ON SUNDAY. He also illustrates books, mainly for children. In 1976 in a survey that took place in 78 countries, the House of Humour and Satire of Gabrovo, Bulgaria, included him among the “100 best contemporary cartoonists”. In 1990, together with another 49 European cartoonists, he was selected for the exhibition "KARIKATUR-EUROPAISCHE KUNSTLER DER GEGENWART", in the WILHELM BUSCH MUSEUM in Hannover. As a guest he has participated hors de concours in the 8th Gabrovo Biennial, 1987, in the 1992 Salon de Caricature in St. Esteve, France, and in 1994 in Ruthdrum, Ireland. He was a member of the Jury in Skopje 1983, Istanbul 1993, and Rhodes 2002, 2004, 2006. Works of his can be found in the House of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo, the GALLERY SAMLUNG KARIKATUREN, in Basel, the WILHELM BUSCH MUSEUM, Hannover, and in private collections.

PRIZES AND DISTINCTIONS 1978 Internl. Cartoon Exhibition, Athens 1979 11th Biennial, Skopje 1979 10th Exhibition «Nassredin Hodja», Akshehir 1982 International Exhibition "Emigrants", Duisburg 1983 6th Biennial, Gabrovo, 1988 8th International Cartoon Exhibition, Istanbul 1989 "NATURA ARTIS MAGISTRA", Amsterdam 1990 "VELOCARTOON", Siauliai
In 1994, he was put on the Honorary List for Illustration by the International Board of Books for the Youth (IBBY).
In 2002, he was honored by the International Center for the Preservation of Architectural Heritage (CICOP-Italia) for his book “Rhodes1309-1522: a Story”