Thodoros Papadimitriou (Greek: Θεόδωρος Παπαδημητρίου, born 1931) also known as Thodoros (Θόδωρος) is a Greek sculptor with international importance.
He was born in Agrinio in 1931 where he passed his childhood years and came into the years. His family descended from the mountainous village of Agios Vlassios. He fininsed the gymnasium at Agrinio in 1949 and left for Athens where in 1951 he entered the arts school. After his studies in Athens and his years in the military, he moved for Paris where he spend three years at the Εcole S. Des Beaux-Arts. He remained for several years in Paris where he did several things and he became famous as a sculptor. When the dictatorship known as the Regime of the Colonels, he fled and left for San Francisco in the United States nearly the other side of Greece and taught at the California State University. After several years in France and the United States, he returned to Greece where he lives since after the fall of the dictatorship and in 1980 he became a professor of plastic in the architect school.
His works made tens of sculptures in Greece and worldwide and he was awarded with several awards and medals. One of the popular works includes the sculptures at the Syntagma of the Attiko Metro.
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Thodoros Papadimitriou at Nea Epohi website (Greek)
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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