Sculptor Zenos Frudakis

Zenos Frudakis, sculptor

Academician, National Academy of Design
Fellow, National Sculpture Society

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Works In Progress

  • Frederick Law Olmsted, 8 feet high bronze, The North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, NC 

  • Multiple Figure Composition, 16 feet high bronze, England, dedication September 2015

  • Benjamin Franklin, 7 feet high bronze, private client, Texas


Works Installed, 2015

  • Coach Ron Fraser, University of Miami - One of the most successful coaches in NCAA baseball history, 7 feet high bronze

  • Jack Nicklaus, U.S. Golf Association Museum

  • Dr. Seldin, University of Texas SouthWest

  • Dr. Solomon Wallace, Masonic Leader

Bronze Life-Size, Monumental Sculpture and Portrait Bust Commissions, Including:

  • National Memorial - United States Air Force Honor Guard Sculptures, Arlington, Virginia; Randolph-Macon Academy, Front Royal, VA; Air Force Academy, Colorado; Alliance Airport, Dallas, Texas. Total height: 16 feet, bronze. Four figures include representation of one African-American, one Hispanic, and one woman. With Jim Freed, architect, IM Pei, H. Ross Perot, Jr. Chairman of the Board

  • Alexis de Toqueville, eight foot high figure sculpture, bronze, private client, Dallas, Texas

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S. Embassy, Pretoria, with grant from National Endowment for the Arts and funding support from United States Information Agency for travel in Africa

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., monumental portrait bust (4 ft high bust), Chester, PA

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., King Commons, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; King Centers, Phila and Erie

  • Nina Simone, African-American jazz legend, 8 foot high seated figure with piano, Tryon, NC

  • Dame Lois Browne-Evans, First Female & African-Bermudan Justice, Justice Center, Bermuda

  • Justice Birch, First African-American Justice, Supreme Court of Tennessee, Nashville

  • K. Leroy Irvis, First African-American Speaker of the House of Representatives, PA

  • W. Wilson Goode, First African-American Mayor of Philadelphia

  • Joseph E. Coleman, First African-American President of City Council, Philadelphia

  • Samuel L. Evans, Founder, American Foundation for Negro Affairs, Philadelphia

  • Father and Son, two 8 ft high figures, private client, Dallas, Texas. Sculptural tribute to father by his son

  • St. Marks School, Dallas, Texas, Two Students, monumental

  • Henry Rowan, 7 foot high bronze figure sculpture with portrait, Rowan University, NJ.

  • Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ Knowledge Is Power, 8 feet high, 15 feet long, over 30 portraits from intellectual history, two -8 foot high figures free standing. Portraits include: Harriet Tubman, Dr. King, Rachel Carson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Darwin, Einstein, Alan Turing, John Muir, Thoreau

  • Sanford Atwood, President & Henry S. Bowden, Board Chair, Emory University, Georgia

  • Dr. Jess Moody, Founder/President, figure/portrait, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida

  • Dr. Wiggins, Campbell School of Law, Raleigh, NC

  • Drexel University, Dr. Constantine Papadakis, President; Anthony Caneris, Vice President

  • University of Pennsylvania, Coach Lake, Franklin Field, life size

  • John D. MacArthur, 8 foot high bronze figure Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

  • Phillies Greats - Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Richie Ashburn, Robin Roberts, each 10 ft high, Citizens Bank Park

  • Joe DiMaggio & Child, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Hollywood, Florida, monumental

  • Dinah Shore, Mission Hills Country Club & Resort, Rancho Mirage, California

  • Bob Jones, Distinguished Sportsman Award, U.S. Golf Association Museum

  • Richard Tufts and Robert Dedman, Pinehurst, North Carolina, life size figures/ portraits

  • Payne Stewart, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina; Coyote Hills, Fullerton, California

  • Arnold Palmer and Bobby Jones, Augusta, Georgia, Golf Hall of Fame, 7 ft.

  • Arnold Palmer, Latrobe Airport & Laurel Valley Golf Course, PA; Tralee, Ireland, 7 ft high

  • Bob Jones, Distinguished Sportsman Award, United States Golf Association, 18 inches high

  • Danny Murtaugh, Boston Braves, 1947, Chadds Ford, PA

  • Coach Fritz Brennan, Lower Merion High School, Merion, PA

  • Freedom, 16th & Vine Streets, Philadelphia, 4 - figure bronze, 20 ft. x 8 ft., Ballinger, Liberty Property Trust

  • Reaching, Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum, Japan; first cast: Indianapolis Capital Center, Developers: Browning Investments. Winner of a national competition between 155 sculptors for site specific work.

  • Ellis Arnall, former Governor of Georgia, Capitol Building, Atlanta, 7 ft. high

  • Michael Kahn, Artistic Director, The Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, DC

  • Frank L. Rizzo, former Philadephia Mayor, 10 ft. high, across from City Hall, Philadelphia

  • Richardson Dilworth, former Mayor, Philadelphia Int’l Airport, 5 ft x 4 ft, bas-relief

  • Joseph J. Ruvane, former CEO, Glaxo, over life size bronze bas relief, North Carolina

  • John Sevier, Public Library, Sevierville, Tennessee

  • Senator Robert Roe & George Newman, businessman, Secaucus Transportation Center, NJ

  • The Workers’ Memorial, 8 foot high bronze figure sculpture in cor-ten steel circle, Bethlehem, Pa., sponsored by 20 unions, 15 non-union industries and 3 PA cities

  • Molly Maguires Memorial Sculpture, Molly Maguire Historical Park, Mahanoy City, PA

  • Pennsylvania Anthracite Miners’ Memorial, Shenandoah, Pa., over life size bronzes

  • Dream to Fly, Colwick Office Complex, Cherry Hill, N.J., Developers: Rouse & Associates. Fountain sculpture, bronze figure trilogy, total height, 21 feet

  • Harry A. Kalish, founding partner, Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish law firm, Philadelphia

  • H. Douglas Paxson, founding partner, Dilwoth, Paxson, Kalish law firm, Philadelphia

  • Vance Henry Trimble, Pulitzer Prize winner, Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, from life

  • General George C. Marshall, Marshall Foundation, VMI, Virginia, life size, bronze

  • Father Cavadas, Archbishop, Greek Orthodox Seminary, Brookline, MA, life size bronze

  • General Douglas MacArthur, MacArthur Memorial Foundation and The Pentagon

  • Mark Twain, Lotos Club, New York City            

  • Don McLean, singer/songwriter, sculpted from life

  • Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, for private collections

  • Irish Wolfhound and Wolf, Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina and for private collection, Florida

  • Lamby (Abigail), Irish Wolfhound, Bladbean Stud Garden, Canterbury, England



  • University of Pennsylvania, 1977-1983, Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1973-1976, unprecedented scholarships, Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
  • Honorary Doctorate, Accademico Internationale, Rome, Italy


  • 1982 Academician, National Academy of Design; 1981 Elected Fellow, National Sculpture Society         
  • Board of Directors, National Sculpture Society, 1988-1992, 2000-2001
  • Editorial Board, National Sculpture Review, 1990-1992, 2000, 2001
  • Lotos Club, New York, 1992 – present


Selected Exhibitions

  • Southern Alleghenies Museums of the Arts,  Legioner, PA,  June – November, 2013
  • Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida, with National Sculpture Society, 2013
  • Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina, with National Sculpture Society, 2013
  • Atwater Kent Museum, Philadelphia, Will We Ever Forget Baseball in Philadelphia?, 1876-2004
  • Hakone Open-Air Museum, Japan, Third Rodin Grand Prize, by invitation, 1990
  • National Sculpture Society Celebrates the Figure, Chairman/exhibitor, Port of History Museum, Philadelphia ’87
  • National Academy of Design, N.Y. Invited Artist, Juried Annuals, 1991, 1993
  • National Sculpture Society, New York, Juried Annual Exhibitions 1979-2000
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, MFA Group Shows, Philadelphia, Pa. 1981-1983
  • National Academy of Design, Juried Annual Exhibitions, New York, 1980, ‘84, ‘86, ’90
  • Juried Annual Exhibition, "The Figure: Revolving Traditions," Fairfield University, Fairfield, Ct. 1991
  • Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA 
  • Shidoni Gallery, New Mexico, 1982, 1992 -1994       

Selected Awards

  • National Endowment for the Arts, development grant, sculpture, national competition
  • Arts America, United States Information Agency, grant for sculpture, travel, lecturing on art in Africa, 1985
  • Hakone Award, Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum, Rodin Grand Prize, Japan, 1990
  • Edwin and Theresa Richards Award for Portraiture, National Sculpture Society
  • National Sculpture Society, New York  
    • Hering Art in Architecture Award, Silver Medal of Honor
    • President’s Prize, Gloria Medal, and Edwin and Theresa Richards Award for Portraiture