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Angelos Sikelianos

Bust of poet Angelos Sikelianos on Rigillis Street

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1955 Created.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The bronze bust of Angelos Sikelianos, is a work of Thanassis Apartis and rests on a marble base and on a low pedestal. The name and the dates of birth and death of Sikelianos are written on its front side. This particular bust is not the initial one. The original bust was designed as early as 1929, but was lost. We also see one of the many examples of problematic and hasty placement of sculptures in the city, which shows a lack of study and planning.

What I can't see

The 5-time Nobel Prize in Literature candidate Angelos Sikelianos (1884-1951) was a leading poet and novel writer and his works are governed by great linguistic richness and lyricism. His wife was the American Eva Palmer and together they founded the “Delphic Idea”, i.e. the peoples’ artistic union through performances and other events and for which Sikelianos was awarded in 1929 with the silver medal of the Academy of Athens. He had been intellectually active against fascism and Nazism, influencing intellectuals from all over the world, with the highlight being the call for spiritual resistance against Nazism in the eulogy he delivered at the funeral of the poet Kostis Palamas.


  • Address: Isiodou & Rigillis St.


Antonopoulou Z., (2003), Τα γλυπτά της Αθήνας, Υπαίθρια Γλυπτική1834-2004 [The sculptures of Athens, Outdoor sculpting 1834-2004], Potamos


Tribute to Angelos Sikelianos, documentary, ERT digital archive

Last visit 5/7/2023


Bournazakis K., (2006), Χρονογραφία Άγγελου Σικελιανού (1884- 1951), [Chronograph of Angelos Sikelianos (1884- 1951), Athens: Ikaros