Costas Averkiou was a self-taught engraver and painter. Born in the village of Psimolofou, he worked with his father as a carpenter from whom he learnt the technique of wood carving, which later proved useful in his artistic career, in his woodcuts in particular. He began his creative work in sign making, poster advertising and graphic design in general. At the same time, he became more devoted to art, specifically painting, with which he took on a realistic approach. His main areas of interest included landscapes, scenes of everyday life and portraits, and he was often influenced by the countryside where he originated from.
Costas Averkiou, Hope, 1976, Oil on canvas, 70 x 60 cm