Athanasios (Thanasi) Papapostolou is a sculptor who lives and works in the Washington DC metro area. His work is recognized as possessing a unique quality which synthesizes classical figurative sculpture with the conceptual experiential movement of the present. Thanasi is represented by Carbon 14 Contextual Galleries in Philadelphia and his work can also be found in various private collections in the United States, the United Kingdom and Greece as well as art institutions such as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Thanasi has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He has received grants from the New York Academy of Art as well as the prestigious Cresson Grand Tour Grant for study in Europe and is currently an Honorary Fellow in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Thanasi has received an M.F.A. from the Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art, a B.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a 4 Year Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and has studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy.