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Kafatou Sarah
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oil on cloth
60 Χ 70 cm
Kafatou Sarah

Sarah Kafatou was born in New York in 1943. She studied English and Ancient Greek literature at the Harvard University (BA 1965, MA 1966, ABD 1967), painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and poetry at the Warren Wilson Program for Writers (MFA 1991). She has published several poems, essays, a book on the political and economic history of Latin America (Capitalism and Periphery, Nefeli editions, Athens 1981) and a book about her life in Crete (Pomegranate Years, Paul Dry Books 2019). She has translated into English, works by Sophocles (Antigone, Oedipus at Colonus), Euripides (Hippolytus), Marcus Aurelius (Meditations), Ovid (Heroides), Pushkin (Eugene Onegin), and Orhan Veli Kanik (Strange). She has held solo exhibitions in Germany (Melnikov Gallery, 2003) and at the Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery / St. Mark’s Basilica (2006, 2020). The book Sarah Kafatou, with 30 of her works, was published by the Vikelaia Municipal Library of Heraklion in 2006. Sarah Kafatou is the widow of the scientist Fotis Kafatos, with whom she lived for 55 years. She has two daughters and four grandchildren.

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