Stamos, Theodoros stăm´ōs [key], 1920–97, American painter, b. New York City. Allied with the New York school of the 1960s (see modern art ), Stamos drew much of his inspiration from Asian mysticism. He often created a grainy, atmospheric surface with muted colors and calligraphic configurations in works that express the mysterious and insubstantial. He was one of the executors of Mark Rothko 's estate; they were found guilty (1975) of negligence and conflict of interest in managing it.
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