|michael c. louridas
Born in Philadelphia PA in 1930
1949 Received a four year scholarship to the Philadelphia Museum School Of Art, now known as the University of the Arts. Graduated 1953
1949 Received first prize in watercolors at Fleisher Memorial.
1953 Awarded excellence in lithography from the Philadelphia Museum School Of Art
for being the first to print multiple colors from one stone. Later attended summer sessions at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
1953 Served 2 years in the Army and 4 years in the Navy Reserves.
1955 Worked for TV Guide as assistant art director of the national section from 1955 until 1956.
1956 to 1957 free lanced..1957 Joined the Missile Division of GE, as assistant art director in the marketing group.
1957 One man show at the Art Alliance in Everymans Gallery, Phila. PA.; Lamplight Gallery Phila. PA, Wolpert Gallery Springfield PA. Also Exhibited at Woodmere Art Museum, for which he was awarded the John Lear memorial prize.
Exhibited at Gibbs Gallery Charleston, SC.
1961 Designed the graphcs for Leonid Kinsky’s film .
1962 Established Louridas Studios, a graphic design firm which is still in operation today under the leader-ship of his son Dimitri, located at 6220 N 8th street, Philadelphia Pa 19126.
1966 Gold Medal for Booklets and Pamphlets 1969 Gold Medal for Hard Bound Book “If It Matters”
1969 Gold Medal for “Medical Missionary Magazine”. Art director for Medical Missionary Magazine
1971 Silver Medal for Stationary
1969 Created the first Ronald McDonald Theme Park in Bristol PA
1980 Helped create the first seven deck automatic card shuffler for the gaming industry (black jack).
1983 Exhibited at Phillip Mills; Delaware Arts Festival.
1997 Designed and patented a stainless steel easel which fits on a tripod, thus its name
(Easel-Pod). It is sold by direct mail and ads appearing in art publications and the internet.
To view, log onto Google www.Easel-Pod.com (The Most Versatile Easel in Today’s Market). 2003 Designed the cultural center for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Elkins Park PA using a
Classical Greek theme with sculpture and castings in fiberglass.
2000 Awarded first place in oils at Tinicum Arts Festival.
2005 Second place in lithography at Tinicum Arts Festival
2008 Awarded first place for lithography, at Tinicum Arts Festival 2009 Four lithographs acquired by Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia PA., “Jerry’s Special
on skid Row”, “The Dictator”, “Baptism of a Child” and “WWIII” also known as (Taxes).
for their permanent collection.
2010 Awarded first place for lithography, at Tinicum Arts Festival 2011 Second place in lithography at Tinicum Arts Festival
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