Sculptor George Zongolopoulos was born in Athens in 1903 and studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts.
He initially worked as an architect in the Ministry of Education.
He continued his studies in Sculpture in France and in Italy.
Progressive and restless in spirit, he experimented with many techniques and materials. “The eternal teenager”, as he was often called, examined and searched for harmony and measure in his art. His rich artistic activity covers more than seven decades and is distinguished by the incessant mood of renewal and evolution. He represented Greece in Biennales 11 times and also participated in all National Artistic Exhibitions. He took part in dozens of solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
In his long lifetime he was bestowed many awards and distinctions and his works are held in many Greek and foreign collections and museums.
In 2004 he established the public welfare “GEORGE ZONGOLOPOULOS FOUNDATION”. He passed away the same year, bequeathing all his work to his Foundation, as well as the artistic works of his wife, painter Helen Paschalidou–Zongolopoulou. The house and studio where the Zongolopoulos couple worked and created for over 70 years is open as it hosts the George Zongolopoulos Foundation, which aims at the study, collection, presentation, promotion and development of the work of both artists.
Within the objectives to disseminate the work of the sculptor, the Foundation has created a series of genuine reproductions of original sculptures, a jewelry line, and a series of optical crystals.
The jewelry line consists of George Zongolopoulos’ genuine sculptures made to scale in miniature. All jewelry is crafted with a mixed technique on solid sterling silver and some of it is gold or platinum plated. The jewelry is certified by the George Zongolopoulos Foundation.
From Kifisias Ave. you enter the P. Psychiko entrance and head straight on to Diamantidou Str. until you reach B' Square ''El. Venizelou''. Then you turn right at Solomou Str. and then left. The Foundation is located on 49, Dimokratias Str.