Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis on Wednesday unveiled a bust replica of Greek literary figure George Katsimbalis, the founder and lifetime chairman of the Kostis Palamas Foundation, in the City of Athens Cultural Organization courtyard, at 50, Akadimias St.
“Fifty years ago today, the people of Athens, the entire nation, bid farewell to our beloved poet Kostis Palamas,” Kaklamanis said.
The mayor of Athens added that “today, on the anniversary of this historic moment, we have gathered here today to pay our respects to the man who contributed so much to the memory of Palamas, but also to Greek literature and the land as a whole and he is none other than George Katsimbalis.”
The bust of George Katsimbalis was created by prominent sculptor Constantine Paleologos.
Katsimbalis inspired the great author Henry Miller, “who proclaimed Katsimbalis the Colossus of Maroussi in the book of the same name. Miller ensured that Katsimbalis was remembered posthumously," as Kaklamanis said.
Source: Athens News Agency