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.

Biography[edit]

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.

Awards[edit]

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.

Creations[edit]

  • 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]

Bibliography[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sculpture.org/documents/parksdir/p&g/middle/middle.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.paris-walking-tours.com/parcmontsouris.html
  3. ^ http://www.elizabethspeller.com/books/athens/walk8
  4. ^ http://www.kevandkaren.net/gallery/Rhodes2006/Symi/slides/CRW_1660.html
  5. ^ http://www.symi.gr/en/main.php?id=tourismos

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