Kondos, Gregory (1923-2021)
Over the course of his life, Gregory Kondos had won several awards, including those at Winter Invitationals of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, a Dillard Collection prize, and an appointment as Full Academician at the National Academy of Design in 1995. Gregory also had an extensive exhibition history, including several one-person shows at galleries in the Sacramento and San Francisco area and group exhibitions, such as his 1993 invitation to show at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York. Gregory also served as an artist-in-residence at Yosemite National Park (1990) and spent many summer months there. His inflnfluences were Maynard Dixon, William de Kooning, Paul Cezanne, and Paul Gauguin.