Artwork by late actor Anthony Quinn will be exhibited at the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago. Quinn played the emblematic role of Zorba in the movie “Zorba the Greek.”
The exhibit entitled “Transcending Boundaries: The Art of Anthony Quinn,” opened at the museum in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood on Friday. It features more than 80 of the actor’s paintings and sculptures along with a replica of the studio where he worked.
Quinn started drawing and sculpting at the age of 17 and continued to practice his art until his 80s. His art talent was rewarded by gaining an apprenticeship under architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Mexican-American actor won two Oscars for Best Supporting Actor in “Viva Zapata!” and “Lust for Life.” He played in other great films such as “Lawrence of Arabia,” “The Guns of Navarone” and “Lion of the Desert.” He died in 2001 at the age of 86.