1932 - 2021
Born in 1932, Aris was a son of noted children’s book author and Folly Cove Designer, Virginia Lee Burton Demetrios and sculptor George Demetrios.
A graduate of Gloucester High School and Harvard University, Aris Demetrios studied architecture at the University of California, Berkeley and since 1959 made California his home. During his more than half-century-long career, Demetrios received numerous awards and public and private commissions. Among his most well-known works are the White Memorial Fountain on the campus of Stanford University and a fountain at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Here on Cape Ann, Demetrios is represented by Sea Harvest, a fountain commissioned by the Sawyer Free Library and installed outside the library’s main entrance on Dale Avenue. He is also represented by his Etruscan King and Consort, an 8-foot-high figurative sculpture created specially for the Cape Ann Museum’s Janet & William Ellery James Center, installed in 2021.