Costas Valsamis

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Costas Valsamis (1908–2003) was a Greek Sculptor. He was born on the Greek island of Symi, Dodecanese and died in Athens.


In 1932 he entered the Athens School of Fine Arts where he studied under Costas Dimitriadis. Completing his studies in 1937, he worked as a sculptor in Athens until 1945, then was granted a scholarship by the French government.

He entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the atelier of Marcel Gimond then, at the Académie de la Grande Chaumiere, he was a student of Ossip Zadkine.


In 1979, he was nominated as a Knight in the Orders of Arts and Letters by the Ministry of Culture and Communication of the French Government.

In 1987, he became a member of the corresponding French Academy of Fine Arts.

Personal life[edit]

Valsamis was married to Zoe Valsamis, a painter and graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.


  • Heroic Woman, plaster, Middelheimmuseum.[1]
  • The Purity, bronze, Parc Montsouris.[2]
  • The Mother in the occupation, bronze, the first cemetery of Athens.[3]
  • El Greco, bronze bust, Academias street, the square of the cultural center of Athens.
  • The Little Fisherman, bronze, Symi.[4]
  • The Dove of Peace, Symi.[5]


  • Benezit, Dictionary of Artists.
  • Dizionario Universale delle Belle Arti Comanducci.


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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2012-10-17.
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  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-03-30.

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