Born in Greece, Stephen Antonakos moved with his family to New York in 1930. He served in the Army before starting a career as a commercial illustrator. Antonakos’ work developed from early architectural drawings and painting, to collages and assemblages incorporating found materials. He abandoned easel painting in 1959 and began to work with lighted glass. He is primarily known for his indoor and outdoor neon installations.
To ensure the health and safety of the public, IMMA’s galleries will remain closed until Thursday 3 December 2020 due to the extension of Level 5 restrictions . The grounds of IMMA and the RHK will remain open. Thank you for your cooperation.