Christoforos Savva (1924 - 1968) CV
Christoforos Savva – Biographical note
8 June 1924 – Christoforos Savva was born in Marathovounos village, on the Mesaoria plane. He only attended primary school, and then followed his family’s farming activities.
1943-46 – He served in the Cyprus Regiment (of the British Army)
1947 – He took advantage of the immigration opportunities offered to army veterans, and left for England. Initially, he took classes at St. Martin’s School of Art and at Central School of Art, in London.
1948-1953/54 – He attended Heatherely’s School of Fine Art
Summer, 1954 – Savva returned to Cyprus
1954 – His first exhibition in Cyprus, followed by at least seventeen more solo shows, as well as by participation in several group ones.
April 1956 – He returned to London.
June 1956 – Savva left for Paris, where he began a new period of studies, at the Académie Montparnasse of André Lhote.
Summer, 1956 – He travelled to the south of France and to Geneva.
Summer, 1957 – He returned to Cyprus.