Αspasia Papadoperaki

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Αspasia Papadoperaki

Αspasia Papadoperaki (born in 1942) is a Greek sculptress, writer and set designer from Heraklion, Crete. She studied sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Art, on a full scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation, and continued her studies in the Beaux Arts of Paris οn a scholarship from The Hellenic Organisation of Small and Medium Enterprises and Handicrafts.

She is distinguished by the realistic and representational character of the shape of her sculptures, the measure, proportions and symmetry that they have. In her sculptures, she uses elements derived from her study of the human figure, archaic sculpture and the popular architecture of the Aegean.

Her work can be found in many places, for instance, Xylouris’ bust in Heraklion, Cavafy’s bust in Alexandria and in Nichori of Constantinople, and the imposing statue of Philip II on Kyprou-Papagou Avenue.  She has also produced monuments honouring the "Woman in the Resistance" in Cretan villages. Amongst others, she has created the bronze sculpture of Maria Callas in Athens (Madrid Square, behind the Hotel Hilton), one of the city's finest modern sculptures.

She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Greece and abroad such as the one in 1980, in Salon de Mai and the Alexandria Biennale of the same year. Her studies have been published in books, newspapers and magazines and she has participated in many national and international Symposia and Conferences. Her writings include the books, "C. P. Cavafy’s Form", "The Epicurean Poet C. P. Cavafy" and "On Sculpture", while in 2003, the Benaki Museum published her book "Studying Theotokopoulos".

In 2009 she was honoured by the Academy of Athens for her overall work.