born in Cythera, Greece
After studying painting and engraving at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1978-1982) Manolis Charos continued his studies in image communication at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (1982-1983). He had his first solo exhibition in 1981 in Athens (Polyplano).
In 1984 he was awarded the French Prix des Fondations (1984) for his lithographic works, and in 1988 he received the Athens Academy Prize for artists under 40.
Alongside his printmaking and painting exhibitions, he has devoted part of his artistic activity to object and furniture design, and has also designed toys and printing materials. In addition, he has illustrated books, mainly with lithographs and etchings. Absolut vodka company used one of his works for its advertising campaign (1991).
He has presented more than thirty solo exhibitions in Greek and other European cities, as well as in the USA. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions and international events in various cities around the world.
He lives and works in Athens and Kythera