About us

Νότα Κόλλια

Nota Kollia

Nota Kollia was born in Thebes where she finished, along with the six-grade high school at the time, and the ABC school of drawing and painting. She is the daughter of the well-known Hagiographer Panagiotis Kollias and from a young age she learned the art of Hagiography in her father's workshop.
In the years 1970 and 1972 she presented her first works in a solo exhibition of free painting at Thebes City Hall.

In the years 1974-1975 he attended Hagiography courses, mainly portable image and mural painting techniques as well as the Fresco technique at ASKT. In the years 1982-2007 he lived and worked in Wuppertal, Germany.

He has presented 70 individual exhibitions of Byzantine icons in almost all of Germany and New York, taking care of the spread of the Byzantine icon and Orthodoxy with the support of I.M. Germany and the Exarchate of Central Europe and in cooperation with the Greek consulates and the German cultural offices. Her work has been reported and presented in the German daily and periodical press.

In the years 1987-1992 he taught Byzantine art at the People's University of Wuppertal and for one year at the Evangelical Academy in Düsseldorf. He is a member of the Chamber of Arts of Rhineland-Westphalia. He has painted several Holy Churches in Greece and Germany and has designed covers for theological books (Grigoris editions). In 1998 she presented her solo exhibition at the spiritual center of the Municipality of Neo Psychikos under the blessings of the Ecumenical Patriarch. This exhibition was also held in the same year at Thebes City Hall, with keynote speakers the former Metropolitan of Thebes and Levadea and current Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Mr. Ieronymos and the writer Mr. Ioannis Hatzifotis.

He is biographed in Greek Artists Abroad and Who's who. For her artistic contribution she has been honored twice by the Panhellenic Association of Writers. Since 2007 he lives and works permanently in Greece and is a member of the Panhellenic Association of Hagiographers.

Παναγιώτης Κόλλιας

Panagiotis Kollias

Panagiotis Kollias was born in Athens in 1977 and grew up in Wuppertal, Germany. He is a graduate of the Department of Archeology and Art History of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Athens.

The first stimuli and important influences for the art of painting and especially hagiography came from his family environment (grandfather and mother are renowned hagiographers in Greece and abroad) and from 1995 his personal searches turned him to Hagiography.

In 2008 he graduated from the Training Center for Byzantine Hagiography of the Holy Metropolis of Piraeus, where he was taught by professors K. Markopoulos, N. Liondas and G. Boza, free drawing, hagiography, fresco painting and mosaic.

He attended hagiography classes at the "Ikonourgia" School of G. Kordis and participated in encaustic art seminars of K. Perimeni.

In 2017 he graduated from IEK Petra in the Department of Painting Conservation.

Also, in 2022, he was retrained in the Conservation of Paintings at the IEK Union as well as in the Department of Conservation of Works of Art and Antiquities.

From 2021 he teaches iconography at IEK Union.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Panhellenic Association of Hagiographers.

His works are in private collections in Chicago, Germany, Italy and Korea.

agiografieskollia.gr logo

Orthodox Iconography
Notas & Panagioti Kollia
Murals | Portable Pictures | Maintenances |Gilding Temples


Promitheos 35, 16674 Glufada

+30 2109638614