11 Bangs Street

11 Bangs Street, north (Bradford Street) facade. [2009, Dunlap]

In 1953, almost a quarter century after arriving in this country from Greece, the artist and horticulturalist Nassos Daphnis (1914-2010) came to Provincetown. Among the artists he met was Helen Avlonitis (1932-2004), a student of Robert Motherwell. They were wed in 1956 and bought this house, then roughly a century old, in 1958. A year later, the gallerist Leo Castelli in New York gave Daphnis a one-man show that “established him as a leading exponent of geometric abstraction,” The New York Times said in his 2010 obituary. Besides painting, Helen Daphnis-Avlon operated the Avlon Sun Gallery in the 1980s.

[2019, Dunlap]

[2018, Dunlap]

11 Bangs Street, south facade. [2014, Dunlap]

S-6-74, 1974, by Nassos Daphnis [Provincetown Art Association and Museum]

11 Bangs Street on the Town Map, showing property lines.

Also at this address


¶ Last updated in 2015.

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