imetrious Athas, a native of Salem, Massachusetts studied at University of California – Berkeley specializing in commercial design and illustration, but his love of boats and the sea soon led him to painting. In 1976 Athas switched his medium to painting with oils painting luminous realistic scenes of catboats, sloops and schooners – the remaining splendors of sail – which he feels records their beauty for future generations. Each season Dimetrious participates in many races so that he can accurately portray each race. The final intention is to bring to the viewer the feel of wind in the sails and the drama of the seas. He is currently working on landscapes and wildlife paintings.

Athas was a board member of the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MARINE ARTISTS and was a past vice-president of INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF MARINE PAINTERS. Images of his paintings have been reproduced in 2000 thru 2010 “Art of the Sea” calendar – National Maritime Historical Society, Cover of the Friendship Sloop Society’s yearbook 2000, “Sea Classics”, “American Art Review”, “Antiques and Fine Art”, “Down East”, “Marine Boats and Harbors”, “A Gallery of Marine Art” by Rockport Publishing and “Bound For Blue Water” by Greenwich Workshop. Dimetrious Athas is now among a select few marine artists included in the American Art Museum Library at the Smithsonian Institution.

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Palm Beach Times; Lantana Daily Times "Something on 17", TV Channel 17; "News Feature", TV  Channel 5 San Francisco Chronicle; Hellenic Journal, 1978, 1980
San Francisco Chronicle; Hellenic Journal, 1978, 1980
"Feature Story", Boston Sunday Globe, Nov. 1994; Gloucester Daily Times, June, 1995; Itellenic Chronicle, Jan. 1995; "Good Day", TV Channel; "Evening Magazine", TV Channel 4; "Feature Story, Beverly Cable TV; Boston Herald; Salem Evening News; Lynn Sunday Post; Lynn Item; Swampscott Reporter; Feature Story, "Hannah", Marblehead Reporter
Baltimore Sun 1998


Art of the Sea Calendar National Maritime Historical Society, 2000-2010; Nautical Marine Quarterly, 2000-2013; Quarterly columnist in ASMA newsletter i.e. "Studio Waves";  "Maine Boats and  Harbors", 1998;  "Down East", 1998;  "Hemming Motor News", 1998;  "American Art  Review" , 1997;  Sea History # 54 (Maritime Art News) 1990;  Featured in "Sea  Classics", 1992;  Antiques & Fine Arts, 1992

Swampscott Art Association, past president ( 12 Terms). Marblehead Arts Association, Won Most Popular Vote, 1987, 1988, 1990
Past Artist Member and Northeast Regional Representative and Board Member of the American Society of Marine Artists;  Organizer of the New England Marine Artists Exhibits;  Vice President 1997, International Society of Marine Painters

Palm Beach Art Guild, Lantana Art Gallery; Lighthouse Point Art Gallery
Claire Nautical Museum of Oakland
Franklyn Art Gallery of Salem 1989; Abbott Public Library of Marblehead, 1993 and 1986; Marblehead Arts Association, 1988, 2012, Brushstrokes Gallery, Marblehead 2012, Kensington-Stobart Gallery Summer 2014


  • 13th National Exhibition of American Society of Marine Artists Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL 2004
  • 12th National Exhibition of American Society of Marine Artists Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA - Riverfront Arts Center, Wilmington, DE, 2001
  • Modern Marine Masters 2002, 2001, Mystic Maritime Gallery, Mystic CT
  • I.S.M.P. Shows: Heritage Plantation, MA, 1995,  American Merchant Marine Museum NJ, 1994,  Mariner's Museum, Newport News VA, 1993
  • Mid Atlantic  Maritime Festival, 1993
  • American Marine Artists at Mystic Seaport Museum Gallery, 1990
  • 9th National Exhibition of A.S.M.A. at Maryland Historical Society, MD 1989
  • Annapolis Art Gallery, 1989, 1990
  • The second Galveston International Festival of maritime art - Texas Seaport Museum 2006
  • Mystic International at Mystic Seaport Museum Gallery. Mystic Seaport Gallery, CT 2002, 2001, 1989, 1994
  • Featured artist ISMP show at Bayview Gallery Camden Maine, 1998
  • 1st International Marine Art  Expo, Vallejo Gallery, Newport Beach, CA 1992.
  • "Master Marine Artists Exhibit" So.Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Mass July 15th - August 6. 2015
  • 2015: Award Winner "Marblehead Festival of Arts" July
  • Marine art shows at Union League Club, Park Avenue, NY 2004-present
  • "Masters of the Sea" show Cape Museum of Fine Arts 2004
  • "Art of the Sea Gallery" - Thomaston Maine. Hearle Gallery, Chatham, MA 2002-present
  • Regional J. Russell Jinishian Gallery Fairfield, CT 1998-present
  • Featured Artist in "Wheels", Automotive Art Show Owl's Head, Museum, ME 1997
  • Blue Heron Gallery, Wellfleet MA.  1996 - 97
  • Pinetree & Bayview Gallery, Camden, ME 1995 - 2001
  • Northern N.E.  Wildlife Show, Stoneham, MA 1994, two first prizes
  • 2nd Annual Northem  N.E. Marine Painter's Exhibit, Swampscott, MA 1st prize, 1995
  • Marblehead Arts Association Marine Show, 1987, 1991 
  • Marblehead Festival of the Arts, 1989,  1991 - 1993
  • 1st Northern N.E. Art Show,  Marblehead, MA 1990 (won 1st & 3rd awards)



  • Governor Robert Graham, Florida
  • Ambassador to Greece; Exxon Corporation USA
  • New England Life Insurance Co.
  • Peter Kellogg of the Kellogg family, many corporate and private collections throughout the United States.


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