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Name  Costas Valsamis

Died  2003
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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.


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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

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


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

    Costas Valsamis Wikipedia