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Evangelos Frudakis, Sculptor

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His journey as an artist has been life-long. From the age of 8, he recalls his first visit to Greece in 1929 on a ship that took days to cross the Atlantic. “I remember drawing human figures constantly on that journey. I knew even then I was going to be an artist,” says Evangelos Frudakis.

At the age of 93, Frudakis is a sculptor who has traveled his own path and is one of America’s most significant twentieth-century sculptors. Frudakis’ best-known works are his national monuments, including, The Signer, exhibited outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia, and The Minuteman, at the National Guard Building in Washington, DC, which is also the official logo for the U.S. National Guard. His exquisite over-life-size female nude (see Gallery section of this site) Reaching is displayed in the Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture Museum, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.